People: American Vanguard Corp (AVD.N)
26 Dec 2014
Zirakparvar, M. Esmail
Mr. M. Esmail Zirakparvar is an Independent Director of American Vanguard Corp. Mr. Zirakparvar served in executive positions at Bayer CropScience AG. From 2002—2004 he served as COO and member of the Bayer CropScience AG’s Board of Management in Germany and from 2004—2006 as Head of Region of Americas, President & CEO of Bayer CropScience LP—USA and Member of the Bayer CropScience AG Executive Committee. Prior to that, he served in various executive positions at Rhone-Poulenc Agrochemie and Aventis CropScience from 1986—2001, ultimately as Head of Portfolio Management and member of the Global Executive Committee in Lyon, France for these companies. In addition to his hands-on experience in product development, regulatory matters, project management, and management of agricultural chemical businesses, Mr. Zirakparvar has helped to oversee the integration, management and direction of one of the largest global agricultural chemical companies. With his background, he gives the board a world-class sense of perspective and strategic direction and is an invaluable asset for helping to guide the Company down a path of growth and prosperity in the future.
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