The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

James C. Collins Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Corteva Agriscience

James C. Collins, Jr. is Chief Executive Officer of Corteva Agriscience™. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Prior to the DowDuPont merger, he was an Executive Vice President for DuPont responsible for the Agriculture segments, which included DuPont Crop Protection and Pioneer. Mr. Collins joined DuPont in 1984 and has since served in key leadership roles across several DuPont businesses. His work in the Agriculture segment began over 35 years ago, as a sales representative and product manager, and he subsequently held roles supporting seed and crop protection businesses for DuPont around the world. Mr. Collins has a bachelor’s degree of science in Chemical Engineering from Christian Brothers College and an MBA focused on international business from the University of Delaware. He currently serves on the board of directors for CropLife International, Longwood Gardens and is a Champion of the Crop Trust's Food Forever Initiative. A supporter of youth education and leadership development, Mr. Collins also serves on the National 4‑H Council Board and University of Tennessee Lone Oaks Farm Advisory Council.

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