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Board of Directors

ADAMA Ltd.

Hengde Qin - Chairman
Mr. Qin is the CFO of the Syngenta Group. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Syngenta Group, and before that was the President of Syngenta Group China. Mr. Qin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the East China Engineering Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and an MBA from the China Europe International Business School.

Erik Fyrwald 
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, 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.

An Liru 
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.

Mr. Yang Guangfu 
Mr. Yang Guangfu is currently a professor, doctoral supervisor, deputy director of the Academic Committee of the Central China Normal University, director of the National Key Laboratory of Green Pesticide, director of International Joint Research Center for Intelligent Biosensor Technology and Health, and director of the Pesticide Engineering Research Centre of Hubei Province. He holds a PhD degree in pesticide science. He is the recipient of National Outstanding Youth Science Fund, and he is also honored as a leading talent in science and technology innovation of the “Ten Thousand Talents Plan” of the Organization Department of the Central Commitment of the CPC, the Innovation Team Leader of the Ministry of Education, the National Model Teacher and one of the National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Professionals. 

 

ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd.

Steve Hawkins - Chairman 
Mr. Hawkins has been appointed Chairman of the Board of ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. as of May 2023. Mr. Hawkins is the President and CEO of ADAMA Ltd. and ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. He holds a Diploma in Agriculture and an MBA in Agriculture and Food, both from the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and has a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies from Toronto’s York University.

Erik Fyrwald 
Mr Fyrwald the CEO of the Syngenta Group. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of Syngenta, 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.

Hengde Qin 
Mr. Qin is the CFO of the Syngenta Group. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the Syngenta Group, and before that was the President of Syngenta Group China. Mr. Qin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the East China Engineering Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and an MBA from the China Europe International Business School.

An Liru 
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.

Dalit Braun 
Ms. Braun is the Co-founder and CEO of Pick’nTell Omi-channel marketing solution servicing fashion retailers. She was previously CEO of Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd. (IBC) is Israel’s largest real estate and infrastructure development company. She has an MBA in Finance from Tel Aviv University, an LLM in European business law from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK, and a Bsc., in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technion, Haifa.

Jiashu Cheng 
Mr. Jiashu is the President of the Celanese China Operation. He previously was the Managing Director of General Electric Equipment Service. He was also a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company Inc. He has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economic Development both from Stanford University.

Gustavo Traiber 
Mr. Traiber is a former CEO of a public company in the field of Solar Energy. He has extensive experience in business development (strategic and marketing aspects) having held previous director and senior management roles. He has an MBA in Business Administration, majoring in Finance from Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzeliya.