People: Syngenta AG (SYT)

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15 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michel Demare

57 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Mack

53 2008 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Juerg Witmer

65 2009 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Ramsay

56 2007 Chief Financial Officer

John Atkin

60 2000 Chief Operating Officer

Davor Pisk

55 2011 Chief Operating Officer

Caroline Luscombe

53 2010 Head - Human Resources

Robert Berendes

49 2007 Head - Business Development

Patricia Malarkey

48 2014 Head Research & Development

Mark Peacock

53 2007 Head - Global Operations

Jonathan Seabrook

44 2013 Head Corporate Affairs

Christoph Maeder

54 2000 Head - Legal & Taxes, Company Secretary

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

49 2013 Non-Executive Director

Eveline Saupper

55 2013 Non-Executive Director

Vinita Bali

58 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stefan Borgas

49 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gunnar Brock

64 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Lawrence

64 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jacques Vincent

67 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michel Demare

Mr. Michel Demare has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Syngenta AG effective April 23, 2013. He is Chairman of the Chairman’s & Governance Committee, the Corporate Responsibility Committee and the Nomination Committee He is also Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. Previously he had been Chief Financial Officer Europe for Baxter International Inc. He joined Baxter in 2002 after 18 years in the Dow Chemical Company, where he held various treasury and business Chief Financial Officer positions in Europe (including Switzerland) and the United States. He has been Vice Chairman of the Board of UBS since 2010, and is a member of the Board Committee of Swissholdings.

Michael Mack

Mr. Michael (Mike) Mack has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Syngenta AG since April 22, 2008. He is Member of the Chairman’s & Governance Committee and the Corporate Responsibility Committee. Prior to this, he was President of the Global Paper Division of Imerys SA, a French mining and pigments concern, from the time of its merger in 1999 with English China Clays Ltd., where he was Executive Vice President, Americas and Pacific Region, in addition to being an Executive Director of the Board. From 1987 to 1996 he held various roles with Mead Corporation. Mr. Mack was Chairman and President of the Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Mack has a degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, studied at the University of Strasbourg, and has an MBA from Harvard University.

Juerg Witmer

Mr. Juerg Witmer has been Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Syngenta AG since 2009. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, member of the Chairman’s & Governance Committee and the Nomination Committee. Mr. Witmer is currently Chairman of Givaudan SA and a Director of Zuellig Group Hong Kong. Until March 2012, he was also Chairman of Clariant AG. He joined Roche (1978) in the legal department and subsequently held a number of positions including Assistant to the CEO, General Manager and China Project Manager of Roche Far East based in Hong Kong, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Roche headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and General Manager of Roche Austria. Thereafter he became Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan Roure (1999) and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of Givaudan (2005). Mr. Witmer has a doctorate in Law from the University of Zurich, as well as a degree in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of the University of Geneva.

John Ramsay

Mr. John Ramsay has been Chief Financial Officer of Syngenta AG since July 20, 2007. Prior to that, he was Zeneca Agrochemicals Finance Head Asia Pacific (1994–1999), Financial Controller ICI Malaysia (1990–1993), and ICI Plant Protection Regional Controller Latin America (1987–1990). Before joining ICI in 1984, he worked in Audit and Tax at KPMG. He is a Chartered Accountant and also holds an honors degree in Accounting.

John Atkin

Mr. John Atkin has been Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta AG since 2000. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer (1999–2000), Chief Operating Officer (1999), Head of Product Portfolio Management (1998), and Head of Insecticides and Patron for Asia (1997–1998) of Novartis Crop Protection. Prior to 1998, he was General Manager of Sandoz Agro France (1995–1997) and Head of Sandoz Agro Northern Europe (1993–1995). In 2008 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the Institute for Research on Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was appointed as a non-executive Director of Driscoll’s in 2011. He graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a PhD and a BSc degree in Agricultural Zoology.

Davor Pisk

Mr. Davor Pisk has been Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta AG since February 2011. He was Chief Operating Officer Seeds for Syngenta from January 1, 2008 to February 2011. Prior to that, he was Region Head Crop Protection Asia Pacific (2003–2007) for Syngenta and Region Head Asia for Zeneca Agrochemicals (1998–2001). Prior to 1998, he was Head of Herbicides for Zeneca (1993–1997) and General Manager of ICI Czechoslovakia (1991–1993). He has a BA in Economics and Politics from Exeter University and an MA in Political Science from the University of California, USA.

Caroline Luscombe

Ms. Caroline Luscombe has served as Head - Human Resources of Syngenta AG since January 2010. Prior to this, she held several senior HR roles in the GE group, namely Head HR for GE Capital Global Banking (2009), HR Leader for GE Money and GE Money EMEA (2006–2008), HR Leader for GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences (2004–2006) and, before its acquisition by GE, Executive Vice President HR for Medical Diagnostics, Amersham plc (2001–2004). From 1997 to 2001, she worked in the chemical sector for Laporte plc and was promoted to Head of HR in 2000. She also held senior HR roles in Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (formerly Fisons plc, 1995–1996) and Tiphook plc (1989–1995). She started her career in finance at Arthur Young McClelland Moore and was UK controller and Compensation and Benefits manager for the strategy consultants Bain & Company (1983–1989). She holds a Bachelor degree in German from University College, London.

Robert Berendes

Mr. Robert Berendes has served as Head - Business Development of Syngenta AG since January 1, 2007. He was Head of Diverse Field Crops (2005–2006) and Head of Strategy, Planning and M&A (2002–2005) for Syngenta. Prior to this, he was a partner and co-leader of the European chemical practice at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from the University of Cologne with a diploma in chemistry and has a PhD in biophysics from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry/Technical University of Munich.

Patricia Malarkey

Ms. Patricia Malarkey is Head Research & Development at Syngenta AG. Prior to her current role as Head Research & Development, Patricia Malarkey was Head Research & Development for Lawn & Garden at Syngenta (2012-2013). Before that, she held a number of senior scientific positions in Crop Protection, Seeds and Biotechnology at Syngenta in Europe and the United States. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in Agricultural Chemistry and holds a Master degree in Toxicology from the University of Surrey.

Mark Peacock

Mr. Mark Peacock has served as Head - Global Operations of Syngenta AG since January 1, 2007. Prior to this he was a Product Manager in Zeneca Agrochemicals and General Manager of the Electrophotography Business in Zeneca Specialties. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and a Master in International Management from McGill University in Montreal.

Jonathan Seabrook

Mr. Jonathan Seabrook serves as Head Corporate Affairs at Syngenta AG since 2013. Prior to his current role, Mr. Seabrook was Head Investor Relations Syngenta (2003-2007). Before joining the company, he held a number of positions in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries, including Glaxo, SmithKline Beecham, N.M. Rothschild & Sons and Bank of America, in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He graduated from Exeter University, UK with a degree in Ancient History and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

Christoph Maeder

Mr. Christoph Maeder has been Head - Legal & Taxes, Company Secretary of Syngenta AG since 2000. He was Head of Legal & Public Affairs for Novartis Crop Protection (1999–2000) and Senior Corporate Counsel for Novartis International AG (1992–1998). He is Chairman of scienceindustries, the association of Swiss chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He is also a Vice Chairman of economiesuisse, the main umbrella organization representing Swiss economy, and a member of the Executive Board of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He graduated from University of Basel's Law School, and is admitted to the Bar in Switzerland.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin , Ph.D., is Non-Executive Director at Syngenta AG. She is Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. Ms. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of eleni LLC. She also founded and was CEO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange. Previously, she was a Senior Program Leader for Strategy issues at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Addis Ababa and worked for several institutions, such as the World Bank in Washington (2003 – 2004). Ms. Gabre-Madhin holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and a PhD in Applied Economics (Food Research Institute) from Stanford University.

Eveline Saupper

Ms. Eveline Saupper is Non-Executive Director at Syngenta AG. She is Member of the Compensation Committee at the Company. Ms. Saupper is a partner and Member of the Board of Directors of the commercial law firm Homburger AG in Zurich. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Baloise Holding AG, Hostettler, Kramarsch & Partner Holding AG and Staeubli Holding AG. Before joining Homburger in 1985, she worked as a tax specialist with Peat Marwick Mitchell (today KPMG) in Zurich (1983–1985). Ms. Eveline Saupper holds a degree and PhD in Law from the University of St. Gallen. She is admitted to the Bar of Zurich and is a certified tax expert.

Vinita Bali

Ms. Vinita Bali is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta AG since April 24, 2012. She is Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. She has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Britannia Industries, India’s public listed premier food company, since 2005. She also serves as a Director on the boards of Titan Industries, Piramal Glass, the Wadia Group Companies and GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition). She started her career in India with the Tata Group, and then joined Cadbury India, subsequently working for Cadbury in the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. From 1994 onwards she held a number of senior positions in marketing and general management at The Coca-Cola Company in the USA and Latin America, becoming Head of Corporate Strategy in 2001, and then joined the Zyman Group as Head of its Business Strategy practice in the USA in 2003. Ms. Bali holds an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Delhi.

Stefan Borgas

Mr. Stefan Borgas has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta AG since 2009. He is Member of the Audit Committee. He is is President and Chief Executive Officer of Israel’s ICL Group since September 2012. Prior to this he was CEO of Lonza Group from June 2004 to January 2012 after having spent 14 years with BASF Group where he held various leadership positions in Fine Chemicals and Engineering Plastics in the USA, Germany, Ireland and China. Stefan Borgas is also a member of the Board of the Swiss Management Gesellschaft (SMG). He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Saarbruecken and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.

Gunnar Brock

Mr. Gunnar Brock is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta AG since April 24, 2012. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee. He is Chairman of Stora Enso, Moelnlycke Health Care and Rolling Optics and a member of the Board of Investor AB, Total SA and Stena AB. He worked for the Tetra Pak group for many years, with spells in Asia, Australia and Europe, returning – after a period as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Laval – to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tetra Pak Group, headquartered in Switzerland. From 2002 to 2009 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlas Copco Group. Mr. Brock holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

David Lawrence

Mr. David Lawrence is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta AG since 2009. He is Member of the Audit Committee and also Chairman of the Science and Technology Advisory Board. He was Head Research & Development at Syngenta AG from September 2002 until September 30, 2008. Prior to this role, Mr. Lawrence was Head Research & Technology Projects (2000–Septemer 2002) for Syngenta AG . Prior to this, he was Head International R&D Projects for Zeneca Agrochemicals, having previously held several senior scientific roles. He was a member of the UK Foresight Lead Experience Group on Food and Farming. Currently he is a member of the BBSRC Council and of the UK Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Team. He is also a Board member for Rothamsted Research, Chairman of the UK Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network Board, and a member of the World Economic Forum Biotechnology Council. Mr. David Lawrence graduated in Chemistry from Oxford University with an MA and DPhil in Chemical Pharmacology.

Jacques Vincent

Mr. Jacques Vincent is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta AG since April 26, 2005. He is Member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Vincent has been Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Danone Group, Paris, from 1998 until 2008. Since 2010 he has been sitting on the board of various companies, among them Danone, Cereplast and Mediaperformance. He began his career with Danone in 1970 and has since held various financial and overall management positions within this group. Mr. Vincent is a graduate engineer of the Ecole Centrale, Paris. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from Paris University and a Master of Science from Stanford University.
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