Jon Parr, President, Global Crop Protection, to retire in September 2022 after 35 years of service
Jeff Rowe, currently President, Global Seeds, to become President, Global Crop Protection
Justin Wolfe, Regional Director North America Seeds to become President, Global Seeds
Matthew Johnston, Head of Vegetable Seeds and Flowers, to report directly to CEO Erik Fyrwald to reinforce strategic focus on the business segment
Syngenta Group today 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. Jeff will relocate to Basel, Switzerland; Justin will continue to be based in Downers Grove, Illinois, USA.
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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.
“I would like to thank Jon for his many achievements, steering the business and the team successfully through the pandemic and unprecedented supply chain challenges. During Jon’s tenure, Syngenta Crop Protection has grown back into the global market leader and has become a leader in biologicals and innovation,” said Syngenta Group CEO Erik Fyrwald. “At the same time, I am excited to have Jeff and Justin taking on their important new roles, building on our momentum to drive further growth of the Crop Protection …