Syngenta Group officially launched

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Syngenta Group has recently announced its official launch, thereby uniting Syngenta AG, headquartered in Switzerland, ADAMA, based in Israel, and the agricultural businesses of Sinochem, based in China, under a single entity.

The organization encompasses four business units under its new structure:

  • Syngenta Crop Protection – led by Jon Parr (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Syngenta Seeds –  led by Jeff Rowe (Chicago, USA)
  • ADAMA – led by Ignacio Dominguez (Airport City, Israel)
  • Syngenta Group China – led by Hengde Qin (Shanghai, China)

Headquartered in Switzerland, the new entity has 48,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

Erik Fyrwald, formerly CEO of Syngenta AG, would be Syngenta Group CEO, while Chen Lichtenstein will take up the role of Syngenta Group CFO.

“I am pleased that our new organization is ready to bring the diversity and expertise of our teams to deliver the broadest range of sustainable and competitive products,” said Fyrwald.

“Customers will continue to get the full attention of the businesses as they currently serve them, but the capabilities each brings will be enhanced where it adds value by collaboration across the Syngenta Group,” Fyrwald added.

In late June 2020, the group is expected to announce its new Good Growth Plan, according to the latest reports.

This will be the Group’s first major initiative after its launch. It will address the shifting challenges faced by farmers worldwide and society’s changing expectations of agricultural technology and sustainability.

The Group’s biologists are collaborating extensively with farmers, academics, NGOs, businesses and regulators in order to provide crop protection and nutrition innovations and technologies capable of ensuring food security and enhancing global prosperity.