Syngenta names new Chief Executive Officer
Syngenta has appointed J. Erik Fyrwald Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1. He succeeds John Ramsay who has been ad interim CEO since November 2015. Fyrwald is currently President and CEO of the U.S. chemistry distribution company Univar Inc. Fyrwald spent 27 years at DuPont where he held positions of increasing responsibility in technology, manufacturing, sales and marketing, strategic planning and regional and global business unit leadership, including four years in Asia. In 2003, he was named Group Vice President of DuPont Agriculture and Nutrition, which included the Pioneer Seed, DuPont Crop Protection Products and Solae Food Ingredients businesses. Fyrwald has also served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Nalco, Ecolab, and most recently, Univar.