Chief sustainability officer appointed at Syngenta

Agriculture firm Syngenta has appointed a new chief sustainability officer

Alexandra Brand. Photograph: Syngenta
Alexandra Brand. Photograph: Syngenta

Alexandra Brand has moved from her position as Syngenta’s regional director for Europe, Africa and Middle East to the newly created post of chief sustainability officer.

Brand will lead the newly created business sustainability group to develop existing sustainability initiatives to drive the company’s sustainability agenda.

Brand’s group aligns the company’s regulatory affairs, sustainability and stewardship, external affairs and communications activities, the company said as it announced her move on 15 January.

Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald said: “We want to help further shape agriculture and its place in society – the position of the chief sustainability officer will be central in leading this.

“Alexandra has a real passion for helping farmers to become more productive while managing the impacts of climate change and having to produce more with less.”

Brand commented: "I’m really excited by the opportunity to drive further change in our company and in our industry. We are looking to create new partnerships and work together with groups we might not have worked with in the past.”