The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Ponsi Trivisvavet

CEO and Director, Inari

Ponsi Trivisvavet has joined Inari as CEO and Director in 2018.  Ponsi brings global knowledge of the agriculture and seeds business, commercial experiences and management skill sets.

Previously, Ponsi was COO at Indigo Agriculture, one of the fastest growing AgTech startups. She led the R&D operations, the largest team at Indigo, and built the international businesses. Before joining Indigo, she was President of Syngenta Seeds North American and Regional Director of Syngenta North America. She was responsible for leading the Syngenta business across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) territory during significant sales growth. In this role, Ponsi led the operations of agricultural business in five major countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. Ponsi held positions with McKinsey & Company in the United States, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and Asia.

She holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

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