Monsanto Canada appoints Michiel de Jongh, president, general manager
Jun 23, 2015
(Winnipeg, MB – June 08, 2015) - Monsanto Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Michiel de Jongh to the position of President and General Manager of its Canadian business operations, effective June 1, 2015.
De Jongh brings strong leadership and a global business background to Monsanto Canada. He will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of Monsanto Canada, as well as management of Canadian business operations to ensure marketing and sales plans deliver continued growth to Monsanto Canada’s seeds, traits and chemistry businesses. He will also oversee Monsanto’s efforts to provide solutions to Canadian farmers that help them grow food in a sustainable way using fewer resources with less impact on the environment.
In addition to his responsibilities in Canada he will also serve on Monsanto Company’s global commercial leadership team and its management advisory council. De Jongh replaces Mike McGuire who retired from Monsanto Canada in January of this year.
“Monsanto has a strong business with a supportive farm customer and retail base in Canada,” said De Jongh. “Canadian farmers are strong adopters of technology and, with a pipeline of future beneficial products coming to the marketplace and a strong Canadian agriculture sector, it is an exciting time to be leading the Canadian business.”
De Jongh began his career with Seminis in Spain in 2004 and joined Monsanto Company through the acquisition of Seminis by Monsanto in 2005. During his 11 years with the company,
he has undertaken a number of roles around the globe including vegetable global manufacturing human resources director; human resources director and sales director in Latin America south; president for Korea; and regional director for Japan. Most recently, Michiel was the business lead for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, responsible for growing Monsanto’s business in Eastern Europe.
De Jongh holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada ULC is part of the larger global Monsanto Company. Monsanto is an agricultural company committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce a variety of seeds ranging from fruits and vegetables to key crops – such as corn, soybeans, canola and cotton – that help farmers produce abundant and nutritious food. We work to find sustainable agriculture solutions that help farmers conserve natural resources, use data to improve farming practices, use water and other important resources more efficiently, and protect their crops from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.
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