President, Syngenta Seeds, LLC
Ponsi Trivisvavet is President of Syngenta Seeds and leads operations of Syngenta in North America. Her focus is on providing new technologies and a portfolio of products to help farmers increase their crop productivity with emphasis on farmer ‘return on investment’. She drives inventive marketing approaches to reach a broad customer and grower base. Product innovations include leading technologies for major crops such as corn, soy and wheat. Major successes include innovations for the ethanol industry and a variety of integrated agricultural solutions for growers.
Prior to her current role, Ponsi was responsible for leading the Syngenta business across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) territory during a period that saw significant sales growth. Before joining Syngenta, Ponsi held positions with McKinsey & Company in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and Asia, as well as with Merrill Lynch in Asia. She holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.