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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michel Demare

59 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Erik Fyrwald

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Juerg Witmer

67 2009 Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

John Ramsay

58 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Parr

55 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Davor Pisk

58 2011 Chief Operating Officer

Caroline Luscombe

56 2010 Head - Human Resources

Patricia Malarkey

50 2014 Head Research & Development

Mark Peacock

55 2007 Head - Global Operations

Jonathan Seabrook

46 2013 Head Corporate Affairs

Christoph Maeder

56 2000 Head - Legal & Taxes, Company Secretary

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

51 2013 Non-Executive Director

Eveline Saupper

58 2013 Non-Executive Director

Vinita Bali

60 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stefan Borgas

51 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gunnar Brock

66 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Lawrence

67 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jacques Vincent

70 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michel Demare

Mr. Michel Demare is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Syngenta Ltd since 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 ( Syngenta-Stiftung für Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft). 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.

Erik Fyrwald

Mr. Erik Fyrwald is appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Syngenta Ltd effective June 1, 2016. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc.

Juerg Witmer

Mr. Juerg Witmer is Non-Executive Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Syngenta Ltd since 2009. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Chairman’s & Governance Committee and the Nomination Committee. He 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). He 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 is Chief Financial Officer of Syngenta Ltd since June 1, 2016. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer ad interim, Chief Financial Officer at Syngenta Ltd since October 2015 till June 1, 2016. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer of Syngenta AG since July 20, 2007 till October 2015. 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.

Jonathan Parr

Mr. Jonathan Parr is Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta Ltd since 2015. Previously, he was Head of Global Crops & Assets for Syngenta in 2014. Before that, he was Regional Director for EAME (2009–2013), Head of Syngenta Flowers (2007–2008), Head of Marketing and Strategy (2004–2007) and European Manufacturing Manager (2000–2003). Before joining Syngenta, he worked for AstraZeneca as a Factory Manager (1998–2000), Global Product Manager Fungicides (1996–1998) and Supply Chain Project Manager (1994–1996). From 1987 to 1994, he held Project and Engineering Management functions at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). He is a Chartered Engineer and also holds an honors Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton as well as a Master in Management from the University of McGill, Canada, and a diploma in International Management from the INSEAD Institute.

Davor Pisk

Mr. Davor Pisk is Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta Ltd 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 is Head - Human Resources of Syngenta Ltd 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.

Patricia Malarkey

Ms. Patricia Malarkey is Head Research & Development of Syngenta Ltd since 2014. 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 is Head - Global Operations of Syngenta Ltd since January 1, 2007. Prior to this he was a Product Manager in Zeneca Agrochemicals and General Manager of the Electro photography 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 is Head Corporate Affairs of Syngenta Ltd since 2013. Prior to his current role, he 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 is Head - Legal & Taxes and Company Secretary of Syngenta Ltd 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 science industries, 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 of Syngenta Ltd since 2013. She is Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. She 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). She 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 of Syngenta Ltd since 2013. She is Member of the Compensation Committee at the Company. She 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). She also serves as Non-executive Director of Baloise Holding AG, Flughafen Zuerich AG and Georg Fischer AG. She 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 Ltd 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. She holds an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management and a Bachelor degree from the University of Delhi.

Stefan Borgas

Mr. Stefan Borgas is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta Ltd since 2009. He is Member of the Audit Committee. He 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 Ltd 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. He holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

David Lawrence

Mr. David Lawrence is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta Ltd 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, He 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. He graduated in Chemistry from Oxford University with an MA and Ph.D. in Chemical Pharmacology.

Jacques Vincent

Mr. Jacques Vincent is Non-Executive Independent Director of Syngenta Ltd since April 26, 2005. He is Member of the Compensation Committee. He 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. He 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.