Monsanto names new head in Korea

Monsanto names new head Monsanto Korea Managing Director Michiel De Jongh By Kim Tae-gyu Monsanto, one of the world’s foremost agricultural corporations based in the United States, named Michiel De Jongh as its managing director to take the reins of its operations in Korea and Japan, Monday. The citizen of the Netherlands joined Monsanto back in 2004 and served in various regional and global roles in South America. Before coming to Korea, he worked as sales director at the Seeds & Traits division in southern Latin America. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead Monsanto Korea, which has built up a firm position in the local vegetable seeds industry through continuous investment in technology and development of its employees,’’ De Jongh said in a press release. “I look forward to further growing our business and strengthening our reputation for high quality products, technology and leadership, always focusing on contributing to the success of the farmer. As an organization we aspire to be the best place to work in Korea, offering a fulfilling environment to talented people.’’ He garnered a master’s of science degree in industrial engineering and management science at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. According to Monsanto Korea, the new managing director speaks fluent Dutch, English and Spanish. voc200@koreatimes.co.kr

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