Erik Fyrwald - Chairman
Mr Fyrwald has been appointed Chairman of the Board of ADAMA as of April 2020. Mr Fyrwald also serves as CEO of the Syngenta Group. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Syngenta, Bunge, CropLife International, Eli Lilly, and the UN World Food Program Farm to Market Initiative. He is also Chairman of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Lichtenstein is the CFO of the Syngenta Group. He holds joint doctoral degrees from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and School of Law, and a B.Sc. (Physics) and LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Mr An is Senior Vice President, China Cluster, of the combined company. Prior to his current role, he served as the secretary of the CPC and chairman of CNAC (China National Agrochemical Corporation), and has led the HH and Anpon entities, which are part of the ChemChina group. Mr An holds an MBA and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and a B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry, all from Nanjing University.
Mr. Ge Ming
Mr. Ge Ming currently serves as an independent director on the boards of China Pingan Group, Focus Media and AsiaInfo. He currently also serves on the supervisory boards of the Bank of Shanghai, Bank of Suzhou, Tencent Foundation, and serves as the general manager and executive director of Beijing Huaming Fulong Accounting Consulting Co., Ltd. Mr. Ge Ming previously served as the chairman and chief accountant of Ernst & Young Hua Ming Certified Public Accountants Firm, and as the managing partner, chief accountant and senior advisor of Ernst & Young Hua Ming Certified Public Accountants (special general partnership). Mr Ming holds a master’s degree in western accounting from the Research Institute of Fiscal Science attached to Ministry of Finance of the PRC. He is a certified Chinese public accountant and an Australian certified public accountant.
Xi Zhen, Ph.D
Dr. Xi is Cheung Kong Scholar of Pesticide Science of the Ministry of Education, Chairman of Department of Chemical Biology, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Fellow of the University Committee of Nankai University in China, and Director of the National Pesticide Engineering Research Center (Tianjin). Dr. Xi has held various posts in academic institutions in both China and the US, including at Harvard Medical School, the Wuhan University School of Medicine, the Beijing Institute of Chemical Reagents, and Nankai University. He is a member of several professional bodies, including the Chinese Chemical Society, the Chinese Chemical Industry and Engineering Society, and the Chinese Society for Crop Protection. In addition, Dr. Xi is a member of the board of directors of Suzhou Ribo Life Science. Dr. Xi holds a Doctorate in Bio-organic Chemistry from Uppsala University in Sweden, a Master's degree from Institute of Elemental Organic Chemistry of Nankai University and an undergraduate degree from Central China Normal University.