James C. Collins, Jr

Chief Executive Officer-Elect, Corteva Agriscience

A photographic portrait of James C. Collins, Jr

James C. Collins, Jr. is Chief Operating Officer of the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont and was named the Chief Executive Officer-Elect for Corteva Agriscience™ in September 2018. He is leading the separation of Corteva from DowDuPont which is expected to occur by June 1, 2019, at which time, he will become CEO. Collins joined DuPont as an engineer in 1984 and began his career in DuPont Manufacturing. He held positions in engineering, supervision and business management at a variety of plant sites. In 1993, he joined the Agriculture Sales & Marketing Group as a Sales Representative and Product Manager. Collins then served in a variety of roles across the globe, supporting DuPont’s seed and crop protection businesses. From 2004 to 2010, he was responsible for DuPont Crop Protection first as Vice President and General Manager, and then as President. He currently serves on the board of directors for CropLife International and the U.S. China Business Council. Collins is also a Champion of the Crop Trust’s Food Forever Initiative. He also serves on the advisory board for the University of Tennessee Loan Oaks Farm Advisory Council and the board of trustees of the Hagley Museum and Library.

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