Canadian Steve Hawkins, currently ADAMA’s senior vice president, Americas, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2023.
Hawkins succeeds Ignacio Dominguez, who has elected to retire from the company after serving in a series of senior roles at ADAMA for more than a decade. Hawkins has been in his current role since 2021.
Hawkins has spent his entire career in agriculture, beginning in sales with GROWMARK in Canada before joining one of Syngenta’s legacy companies, ICI Canada, nearly three decades ago. He has held a number of senior roles during his time with the company, including head of commercial operations for North America corn and soy, and country head for Japan and South Korea, among others.
As ADAMA’s senior vp, Americas, Hawkins has overseen its North American and Latin American businesses, as well as its consumer and professional (non-crop) businesses globally.
Hawkins holds a Diploma in Agriculture and an executive MBA in Food and Agribusiness, both from the Ontario Agricultural College, at the University of Guelph, and has a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies from Toronto’s York University.