Kerry Preete

Kerry J. Preete

Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Monsanto Company
Mr. Preete had an extensive career at the Monsanto Company, where he worked for over thirty years in roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Preete served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Monsanto, from 2010 until his retirement in June 2018, and agreed to stay on as an employee of Bayer AG after Monsanto’s acquisition through December 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Preete served as the President of Global Crop Protection and Chemicals, from 2009 to 2010, as the Vice President of International Crops Business, from 2008 to 2009, as the President of Seminis Vegetable Seeds, from 2005 to 2008, as the Vice President of U.S. Markets, from 2001 to 2005, as the Vice President of Global Product Management, from 1999 to 2001, and as the Director of Global Product Stewardship and Chemicals, from 1998 to 1999. Earlier in his career at Monsanto, Mr. Preete held various position in the marketing and distribution groups, from 1985 to 1998, including as U.S. Marketing Director. Mr. Preete has served on the board of directors of Avient Corporation (f/k/a PolyOne Corporation), a specialized provider of polymer materials, services and solutions, since December 2013, and previously served on the board of directors of Univar Solutions Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor, from May 2018 until its acquisition by Apollo Funds in August 2023. Mr. Preete joined Corteva’s Board in March 2021.

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