Steve Hawkins

SVP, Americas 

“Listening to, understanding and exceeding customer needs is at the core of our contribution to production agriculture. With the diversity and evolving needs of our market, our talented and motivated teams are how we deliver the customer promise. As a result of our focus and resilient mindset, our growth and performance with customers will continue to accelerate and fuel our innovation for the future.”

Steve Hawkins joined ADAMA in 2021, and is responsible for our North American Ag business, Latin America, as well as our Consumer and Professional (Non-Crop) businesses globally.

Steve has spent his entire career in agriculture and held numerous positions across the Syngenta business globally. In his former role as Syngenta Regional Director EAME, he successfully led the EMEA team, delivering on challenging targets in very difficult environments.

Steve began his career in sales with GROWMARK in Canada before joining one of Syngenta’s legacy companies, ICI Canada nearly 3 decades ago. He held a number of senior roles during his time with the company, including Head of Sales CP & Seeds USA, Head of Commercial Operations for NA Corn & Soya Seeds, Country Head for Japan and South Korea, and Regional Director APAC for both CP and Seeds.

Steve holds a Diploma in Agriculture and an Executive MBA in Food and Agribusiness, both from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and has a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies from Toronto’s York University.

To this day Steve maintains a family farm with his wife in his native Canada. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing ice hockey, skiing, hiking, boating, and fishing.