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Food Inc. - Monsanto

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CEO Testimonial: Hugh Grant, President & CEO, Monsanto - Global Harvest Initiative


Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Board and Executive Responsibilities
General and active management and supervision of the business of the company
Chairman of the Monsanto Board of Directors with a term that expires in 2015
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Monsanto Board of Directors
Work History
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director, all Monsanto business units in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand
Led the marketing, sales and technology organizations in Europe and North America
Other Public Company Board Memberships
Board of Directors of PPG Industries, Inc., member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee
B.S. (Honors) degree in Molecular Biology and Agricultural Zoology, Glasgow University
M.S. degree, Edinburgh University
MBA degree, International Management Center, Buckingham, U.K.
Board of Trustees of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Board of Trustees - Washington University in St. Louis
Member of the President's Advisory Group of CropLife International
Member of Civic Progress
Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Board of Commissioners of the St. Louis Science Center
Pierre Courduroux, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Leads finance organization
Work History
Global Business Finance Lead
Chief Financial Officer, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds (Seminis)
Europe Africa Finance Director – Lyon, France/ Morges Switzerland
Global Planning and Analysis Lead
Corporate Strategy Financial Manager
Roundup Global Business Analyst
Manager, Business Analysis Europe Africa – Brussels, Belgium
Business Administration Manager – Lyon, France
Customer Service Manager/Business Analyst – Lyon, France
Business degree with a major in finance, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon, France
M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Brett D. Begemann, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Leads the strategic approach and global coordination aimed at accelerating the growth potential of Monsanto’s businesses in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, India and South America
Work History
Executive Vice President, Seeds & Traits
Executive Vice President, Global Commercial
Executive Vice President, International Commercial
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Vice President, U.S. Branded Products
B.S. degree in agricultural economics, University of Missouri-Columbia
Vice Chancellor's Leadership Council at the University of Missouri-Columbia
Advisory Board for the International Business School at St. Louis University
Advisory Board of Directors of the World Agricultural Forum
Friends Committee at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
International Business Leadership Council of Missouri
Global 50
Brett grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Missouri, and always intended to be a farmer. He loves college sports of all kinds.

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