There have certainly been plenty of headlines surrounding Syngenta’s choice to rebuff Monsanto’s $47 billion acquisition attempts. But, what does the future hold for the Swiss agribusiness now that the takeover bid is in the rearview mirror?
“I think our position has been fully vindicated. We were very clear that we saw the execution risks of bringing these two companies together to be quite significant, and that has in effect, come to pass,” says Davor Pisk, chief operating officer for Syngenta, in this conversation with RealAg’s Shaun Haney at the Advancing Women Conference in Toronto last week.
“We firmly believe our R&D pipeline is the most exciting in the industry today, whether we look at what we’re doing with our crop protection portfolio or what we’re doing with our seed and trait portfolio. We have some really exciting products in the pipeline,” he notes.
How is the slowdown in the U.S. corn market affecting the company’s outlook for the corn business? Where does Canada fit into Syngenta’s plans? Pisk responds in this video interview: