David Jones to Serve as Non-Executive Chairman of Arysta LifeScience
Agrochemical Industry Veteran Will Lead Company’s Strategy Development
Tokyo (07 August 2008) – Dr. David Jones, former head of business development for Syngenta, has agreed to serve as non-executive chairman of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, the world’s largest privately held crop protection company.
In his new position, Jones will chair the Arysta LifeScience board of directors, support shareholders and management in development of company strategy, and monitor strategy implementation for results.
Jones served as head of business development at Syngenta and as a member of the company’s executive committee until his retirement in 2007. At Syngenta, Jones was primarily responsible for merger integration and building company strategy. He has more than 30 years of agrochemical industry experience, which also includes serving as strategy and products director for Zeneca Agrochemicals. During his tenure at Zeneca, his roles included leadership of the business in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
“David’s extensive industry and business development experience will make him a vital contributor to our company’s strategic goals. His expertise will help Arysta LifeScience continue to grow, better serve our customers and increase our leadership in the agrochemical industry,” said Chris Richards, CEO and president, Arysta LifeScience.
The announcement of Jones’ new position follows the recent acquisition of Arysta LifeScience by Industrial Equity Investments Limited (IEIL), a Permira Funds company.
About Arysta LifeScience Corporation
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2007 revenues of JPY136 billion (US$1.2 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global partners. More information on the company is available at: www.arystalifescience.com.
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