BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 13 years with Syngenta, Jonathan Seabrook has decided to leave the Company. Jonathan served as Head Investor Relations between 2003 and 2007 and since then as Head Corporate Affairs. He was responsible for advancing Syngenta's reputation and for the creation of The Good Growth Plan. He will be succeeded by Mark Titterington, currently Head Corporate Affairs EAME. Mark has significant experience across all Corporate Affairs disciplines and has held a variety of roles in his 10 years with the Company.
In addition, Laure Roberts, currently Head HR Business Partnering, is appointed Head Human Resources, succeeding Caroline Luscombe who left Syngenta at the end of June. Laure has considerable global experience and has held a number of roles across all HR disciplines in her 30 year career both at Syngenta and other companies.
Erik Fyrwald, CEO, said: "I would like to thank Jonathan for his many contributions to the company, notably around the development of Syngenta's excellent reputation and the creation of The Good Growth Plan, an industry-leading approach to sustainability which will continue to differentiate the company in the years to come. His insights and guidance also played a significant role in the ChemChina transaction. I wish him every success for the future.
"I also congratulate Mark and Laure, two strong leaders who bring terrific experience, knowledge of Syngenta and our people and high energy to their new positions."
The appointments are effective October 1 and both roles will report to the CEO.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/Syngenta.
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