"Continuing to build a highly qualified board, with the right mix of diverse perspectives and experience, is a critical priority as we work with Corteva Agriscience's leadership to position it to drive sustainable growth as a global leader in agriculture," said Greg Page, non-executive chairman-elect of Corteva Agriscience and retired chairman and CEO of Cargill Inc. "With the deep expertise in science-based innovation and effective leadership of complex global businesses that Klaus Engel and Rebecca Liebert bring, our Board is even stronger and better positioned to work with management to oversee the successful execution of Corteva Agriscience's strategy and deliver value for shareholders now and into the future."
"We're delighted Klaus Engel and Rebecca Liebert are joining the future Corteva board," said Jim Collins, CEO-elect of Corteva Agriscience. "Their strong backgrounds speak for themselves regarding their ability to advise management as we prepare to launch this pure-play agriculture company with its unique route to market and industry-leading new product pipeline."
DowDuPont remains on track to separate the Materials Science Division (Dow) on April 1, 2019, and the Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) Divisions on June 1, 2019.
In addition to Page, Dr. Engel and Liebert, Corteva Agriscience's future Board of Directors includes: Jim Collins, COO of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont and CEO-elect of Corteva Agriscience; Edward D. Breen, CEO of DowDuPont; Lamberto Andreotti, former chairman and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb; Robert A. Brown, president of Boston University; Michael O. Johanns, retired U.S. Senator and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Lois D. Juliber, former vice chairman of Colgate-Palmolive Company; Lee M. Thomas, former chairman and CEO of Rayonier Inc.; and Patrick J. Ward, CFO of Cummins Inc.