The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Jeff Rowe

President, Syngenta Seeds

Jeff Rowe joined Syngenta in 2016 as President Syngenta Seeds. He is a member of the Syngenta Group Leadership Team which is responsible for the active leadership and operations of the Syngenta Group. Prior to joining Syngenta, Jeff was on the executive leadership team at DuPont Pioneer.

During his 21 years with the company, he held senior roles including Regional Director in Europe, Vice President Biotech Affairs and Regulatory, and Corporate Counsel. He has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, a Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School, and a Global Executive MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and the London School of Economics.

Jeff is from a row crop and livestock farm in Illinois where his family has been farming for more than five generations.

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