The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Paul Schickler

Owner, Third AG; Retired President, DuPont Pioneer

Paul E. Schickler was president of DuPont Pioneer (now Corteva Agriscience) from 2007 to 2017. In this role, he continued to expand Pioneer’s global business by advancing innovation that improves local productivity and profitability of farmers throughout the world. Schickler joined Pioneer in 1974 and served in a variety of leadership roles, including vice president of international operations from 1999 to 2007. Mr. Schickler received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in business administration from Drake University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cultivation Corridor, The Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Iowa Business Council and Grand View University, and on the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Drake University, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The World Food Prize Foundation. A strong contributor to the community, Mr. Schickler provides ongoing support for the World Food Prize - Global Youth Institute. His company, III Ag, provides consulting services to food and ag tech companies who are bringing novel innovation to advance productivity and sustainability of our global food supply.

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