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Former Motorola CIO Greg Meyers Takes On The Same Role at $13B Syngenta

8/7/2018

By Peter High. Published on Forbes

Greg Meyers has joined $13 billion revenue Syngenta, as chief information officer (CIO) in Basel, Switzerland.  Greg will now focus on leading information technology for a global agricultural innovator that is helping improve worldwide food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. The company aims to “to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.” Syngenta has over 28,000 employees in over 90 countries.

Meyers also led a digital transformation that reshaped how the company works with direct customers and channel partners to drive growth via eCommerce, enable customer-self-service, and enable the future of our smart public safety software and services portfolio.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Syngenta,” said Meyers, “Agriculture innovation and farm productivity is increasingly enabled by IT systems and the ability to manage Big Data. In fact, IT has been transforming both farm operations and companies, like Syngenta, that support them. I look forward to contributing in this exciting environment that is ultimately helping feed people around the world and making our planet more sustainable.”

Mark Patrick, CFO of Syngenta said, “We are in the midst of a new era of innovation in agriculture – in breeding seeds, developing crop protection products and delivering digital solutions – for farmers around the world. Harnessing the power of IT is important to our success and we are looking to Greg to lead us into the future of IT. Greg has a strong IT track record in multiple industries – both technically and as a leader; he will help us better manage our business and serve our customers.”

Previously, Meyers served as CIO of Motorola Solutions for the past four years. In that role, he successfully led the largest technology transformation in Motorola’s history (and the largest ERP project in the world in years 2015-2017) by consolidating seven ERP instances and more than 600 supporting applications to one ERP instance and less than 250 applications across Finance, Supply Chain and the go-to-market functions.

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