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Leadership transition at Syngenta Group

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Syngenta Group has announced succession plans for its leadership team. Jeff Rowe, currently President, Global Seeds, will take over the leadership of Syngenta Crop Protection, effective July 1, 2022. His former role will be assumed by Justin Wolfe, currently Regional Director North America Seeds.

As members of the Group Leadership Team, the two will report to CEO Erik Fyrwald. Rowe will relocate to Basel, Switzerland; Wolfe will continue to be based in Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.

With increasing ambitions for Syngenta Group’s Vegetable Seeds and Flowers business, Matthew Johnston will continue in his current global role as Head of Vegetable Seeds and Flowers, now reporting directly to CEO Erik Fyrwald as from July 1, 2022.

Jon Parr, President, Global Crop Protection, will retire on September 30, after a 35-year tenure at the company, including the last seven years as head of the global crop protection business. He joined Syngenta Group and its predecessor companies in January 1987.

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