The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Neal Gutterson

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience

Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., SVP and Chief Technology Officer for Corteva Agriscience, is responsiblefor leading the organization in finding bold, innovative solutions that enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. In his role, Neal and his leadership team oversee a single, unified R&D organization focused on seeds and traits, crop protection, and predictive agriculture functions to design, discover and develop innovations that create value for farmers and deliver consumer benefits in planet-friendly ways. Through a series of progressively more senior research and development roles, Neal built his career at biotechnology start-up companies, Prior to joining DuPont Pioneer in 2014, he was president, chief executive officer and board member of Mendel Biotechnology. Neal holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Yale University and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and is named inventor on more than 30 patents and pending patent applications.

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