ADAMA Lead in the Americas
- Aventura, FLA, USA
- 32 years experience
- Agronomy and Digital Crop Production
Steve Hawkins leads ADAMA in the Americas, and the non-crop business globally.
He was formerly the Syngenta Regional Director EAME, based in Basel, Switzerland.
Previously, Steve was Global Head of Commercial Transformation where he led the team responsible for engaging countries in developing more effective Commercial organizations as well as implementation of multiple digital platforms including SalesForce.
Steve has spent his entire career in agriculture and held numerous positions across the Syngenta business globally including Regional Director APAC, Head of Sales in the United States, President, Syngenta Korea Ltd. and as President and Representative Director for Syngenta Japan K.K. and Syngenta Seeds K.K. to mention only a few.
He began his career in sales with GROWMARK in Canada before joining one of Syngenta’s legacy companies, ICI Canada. He has spent time as lead marketer for the North American Fruit and Vegetable business and as a Global Product Manager for the Insecticides business based in Basel, Switzerland. Steve holds a Diploma in Agriculture and an Executive MBA, both from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and has a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies from Toronto’s York University. To this day Steve maintains a family farm with his wife in his native Canada.
Areas of Expertise
- Application Technologies for CP/SE
- Innovative Markets related to new crops
- Food Production
- Change Management
- International Market Entrants
- Strategic Marketing
- Sales & Customer Management/GTM
- Leadership Capability Identification