The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Simon Winter

Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Simon Winter became Director of the Swiss-based Syngenta Foundation in 2017. He joined from TechnoServe, where he had most recently been Senior VP, Development, in Washington, D.C., and previously led regional operations in sub-Saharan Africa. From 2015-2017, Simon was also a Senior Fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He chairs the board of ACRE, specialized in agricultural insurance, and is a board member at Root Capital. Simon additionally holds advisory positions with the WEF and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance. He has recently joined the Steering Committee of the Farm to Market Alliance. Earlier career steps included management positions at McKinsey, independent development consultancy, economic planning for a Ministry in Botswana, and roles on three continents at Barclay’s Bank. Winter, a UK citizen, holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS in London.

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