New Syngenta Group Unites Syngenta AG, ADAMA and Sinochem

Syngenta Group Co. Ltd. has announced the official launch of Syngenta Group, a new global leader in agricultural science and innovation. Under a single entity, it unites the strengths of Syngenta AG, headquartered in Switzerland, ADAMA, based in Israel, and the agricultural businesses of Sinochem, based in China. The new entity, headquartered in Switzerland, has 48,000 employees in more than 100 countries, and had sales of US$23 billion in 2019.


From its inception, Syngenta Group is the global market leader in crop protection, the global number three in seeds, the market leader in fertilizer in China and, with its Modern Agriculture Platform (MAP) Farmer Solution Centers, the leading agriculture services provider in China. It offers comprehensive agronomic solutions and digital agricultural services. With 15 key production sites the Group has strong capacity to supply farmers with the solutions they need. The Group’s mission is to deploy scientific innovations, technologies, and services to help farmers sustainably provide the world with better food, feed, fiber and fuel, while conserving resources and protecting the environment.

Syngenta Group CEO, Erik Fyrwald

Syngenta Group CEO, Erik Fyrwald. Photo: Business Wire

Under its new structure, the organization encompasses four business units:

  • Syngenta Crop Protection – led by Jon Parr based in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Syngenta Seeds – led by Jeff Rowe based in Chicago, U.S.
  • ADAMA – led by Ignacio Dominguez based in Airport City, Israel.
  • Syngenta Group China – led by Hengde Qin based in Shanghai, China.

Erik Fyrwald, formerly CEO of Syngenta AG, becomes Syngenta Group CEO; Chen Lichtenstein, formerly CEO of ADAMA becomes Syngenta Group CFO; Steve Landsman becomes Syngenta Group General Counsel, and Laure Roberts becomes Syngenta Group Chief Human Resources Officer.

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