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Jon Parr
President of Syngenta Crop Protection and Member of the Global Leadership Team

Prior to his current function as President Global Crop Protection, Jon Parr was Chief Operating Officer EAME & Latin America from 2015 to 2016. Before that, he was Head of Global Crops & Assets for Syngenta from 2014, Regional Director for EAME from 2009 to 2013, Head of Syngenta Flowers from 2007 to 2008, Head of Marketing and Strategy from 2004 to 2007 and European Manufacturing Manager from 2000 to 2003. Before joining Syngenta, he worked at AstraZeneca: as a Factory Manager from 1998 to 2000, Global Product Manager Fungicides from 1996 to1998 and Supply Chain Project Manager from 1994 to 1996. From 1987 to 1994, he held project and engineering management functions at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Apart from his function in Syngenta, Jon Parr holds no other mandates in the supreme executive bodies of listed or non-listed companies. Jon Parr is currently serving as a member of the UK Government Investment Council. He is a Chartered Engineer and also holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, as well as a master’s degree in Management from the University of McGill, Canada, and a Diploma in International Management from the INSEAD Institute.


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