Roger served a number of leadership roles for Syngenta including President of Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Global Head of Crop Genetics Research and Global Head of Technology Strategy & Integration from 2002 retiring in 2012. Prior to that, he held management positions at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont company (1991-2002), Allelix Crop Technologies and Allelix Inc. (1983-1991). In parallel to his industrial career he had an academic career as a professor at University of Toronto with an adjunct professorship at University of Waterloo, following work as an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. Post-doctoral research was performed at University of Florida and the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, UK following a Ph.D. from King’s College, London. Roger currently serves on the Board of Directors of AgriMetis LLC.