Representative of the crop development and seed companies, from Syngenta
Jay is the President of Syngenta Canada. Jay joined Syngenta’s the team as President of Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc. in 2001 at the head office in Guelph, Ontario. He continues to bring a passion for agriculture and a leadership style that focuses on empowering the Syngenta team to shape the company’s reputation and future.
Under Jay’s guidance, Syngenta Canada has embarked on programs that support Canadian growers and the agriculture industry. Training programs that support business success and encourage leadership include Leadership At Its Best®, Grower University™ Business Foundations and Syngenta Learning Centres.
Jay was born and raised in a farming community in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. He is a graduate from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agriculture College in 1982 followed by an M.B.A. from Saskatchewan in 1986.
Jay is currently Chair, Board of Directors of CropLife Canada and serves on the Executive and Board of CleanFarms Canada. He lives north of Guelph with his wife Kathy and their two sons.