The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mr. Neal Gutterson

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience

Neal Gutterson is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Corteva Agriscience. He Joined DuPont Pioneer in 2014 as the Vice President of Ag Biotech R&D; assumed current global role in 2016. He is responsible for leading all of R&D to create innovative agricultural products, services and integrated solutions for farmers and consumers.

Previously President, CEO and board member of Mendel Biotechnology, Gutterson has built his career through a series of progressively more senior R&D roles at biotechnology start-up companies, including Advanced Genetic Sciences and DNA Plant Technology Corporation. Gutterson serves on CIMMYT Board of Trustees where he is program committee chair. He is a named inventor on more than 30 patents and pending patent applications.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Yale University and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

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