The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Ponsi Trivisvavet

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.

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