S&W Seed Company's Board of Directors nominates Consuelo Madere for election
−− Madere is a 30-year veteran executive with Monsanto and is currently on the Board of Directors of PotashCorp
Dec. 5, 2017
Ms. Madere served in a number of key leadership positions at Monsanto Company, a global provider of agricultural solutions, from 1982 to April 2013, including President of the vegetable seeds division from 2008 to 2009, General Manager of the Europe/Africa division from 2005 to 2008, President of the dairy business from 2003 to 2005 and, most recently, as an executive officer of global vegetables and Asia commercial businesses. Ms. Madere currently serves as president and founder of Proven Leader Advisory LLC, a management consulting and executive coaching firm, since March 2014. Since May 2014, she has served on the board of directors of PotashCorp, a publicly traded fertilizer company listed on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Ms. Madere received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa. Since November 2013, Ms. Madere has served on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Louisiana State University Honors College. She is a member of the Latin Corporate Directors Association as well as the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Ms. Madere is also certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors as a Governance Fellow.
Mark Harvey, Chairman of S&W's Board of Directors, commented, "S&W Seed Company's Board of Directors is very pleased to nominate a seasoned agricultural executive with experience across a diverse product and geographic set such as Consuelo Madere for election to S&W Seed Company's Board of Directors at its fiscal 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Ms. Madere was a member of the 11-person Monsanto Executive Team responsible for development and implementation of overall company strategy as well as management of day to day business operations. She recently led the global vegetable seed business and overall company business in Asia which encompassed 5,000 employees and approximately $1.5 billion in sales. If elected to S&W Seed Company's Board of Directors, we anticipate benefitting from Ms. Madere's strategic and operational experience as we advance the strategic plan of S&W going forward."
Ms. Madere commented, "It's an exciting time for agriculture with the intersection of new technologies that can provide better tools for developing innovative new products that growers need and consumers want at a faster pace than has ever been anticipated. I look forward to working with the team at S&W to help fulfill their mission of developing proprietary seed to supply forage, grain and specialty crop products to meet the growing population needs for animal proteins and healthier consumer diets."
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