The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Paul Schickler

President, DuPont Pioneer

Paul Schickler is president of DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed genetics business of DuPont. In this role, Schickler has expanded Pioneer’s global business through innovations that improve local productivity and profitability of farmers in more than 90 countries. Since joining Pioneer in 1974, Schickler has served in a variety of finance and administrative leadership roles throughout the business, including as vice president of international operations from 1999 to 2007. He is a graduate of Drake University, where he received Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in business administration. Schickler currently serves as board chair of Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He serves on the board of directors of the Cultivation Corridor, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Greater Des Moines Partnership, the World Food Prize Foundation, and the Iowa Business Council. Schickler also serves on the Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative Advisory Group and the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress. Schickler is also an active supporter of United Way.

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