J. Erik Fyrwald was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar, a leading distributor of chemistry and related services (2012–2016); President of Ecolab, a cleaning and sanitation, water treatment, and oil and gas products and services provider (2011–2012); and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco, a water treatment and oil and gas products and services company (2008–2011). He was Group Vice President of the Agriculture and Nutrition Division of the DuPont Company (2003–2008). Apart from his functions in Syngenta, J. Erik Fyrwald currently holds the following board memberships:
- Listed companies: Chairman of Adama Ltd., and Non-executive Director of Bunge Limited and Eli Lilly and Company.
Erik Fyrwald also serves on the Board of Directors for CropLife International, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, and the UN World Food Program Farm to Market Initiative.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.