This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Dec 15, 2006.
Mark Peacock is appointed to the Executive Committee as Head of Global Operations with responsibility for global supply and information services.
Michael Pragnell, Chief Executive, said: On behalf of the whole organization, I should like to express my warmest appreciation to Bruce and David for all they have contributed to Syngenta throughout their distinguished careers. I should also like to wish Robert and Mark every success in their new positions.
Robert Berendes (41) is currently Head of Diverse Field Crops. He was previously Head of Strategy, Planning, M&A (2002-2005) for Syngenta. Prior to this, he was a partner and co-leader of the European chemical practice at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from the University of Cologne with a Diploma in Chemistry and has a PhD in Biophysics from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry/Technical University of Munich.
Mark Peacock (45) is currently Head of Global Supply. He was previously Regional Supply Manager for Asia Pacific (2000-2003) for Syngenta. Prior to this, he was a Product Manager in Zeneca Agrochemicals and General Manager of the Electrophotography Business in Zeneca Specialties. He has a degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London and a Masters in international management from McGill University in Montréal.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2005 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.