The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Paul Schickler

President, DuPont Pioneer

Paul E. Schickler is president of DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed genetics business of DuPont. As president, he has continued to expand Pioneer’s global business by remaining focused on innovation that improves 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 vice president of International Operations from 1999 to 2007. He is a member of the DuPont Operating Team.

Schickler serves as Board Chair of Grand View University and is 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. He serves on the Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative Advisory Group (GADI) and Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress (IPEP).

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