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Monsanto Canada Appoints New President

Monsanto Canada announces the appointment of Michiel de Jongh to the position of president and general manager of its Canadian business operations, effective June 1, 2015.
De Jongh will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of Monsanto Canada, as well as management of Canadian business operations to ensure marketing and sales plans deliver continued growth to Monsanto Canada’s seeds, traits and chemistry businesses. He will also oversee Monsanto’s efforts to provide solutions to Canadian farmers that help them grow food in a sustainable way using fewer resources with less impact on the environment.
In addition to his responsibilities in Canada he will also serve on Monsanto Company’s global commercial leadership team and its management advisory council. De Jongh replaces Mike McGuire, who retired from Monsanto Canada in January of this year.
De Jongh began his career with Seminis in Spain in 2004 and joined Monsanto Company through the acquisition of Seminis by Monsanto in 2005. During his 11 years with the company, he has undertaken a number of roles around the globe including vegetable global manufacturing human resources director; human resources director and sales director in Latin America south; president for Korea; and regional director for Japan. Most recently, Michiel was the business lead for Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, responsible for growing Monsanto’s business in Eastern Europe.
De Jongh holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management science from University of Technology Eindhoven, Netherlands.