Steve Webb (Chair)
Global Institute for Food Security
Steven joined the Global Institute for Food Security as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2019, following a 23-year career with Corteva Agriscience (formerly Dow AgroSciences) in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. His most recent role at Corteva was Research and Development Director of External Technology, where he led many research collaborations with private sector companies, research institutes and universities around the globe. He also developed and deployed Corteva’s external innovation partnership process for driving new products and technologies to accelerate innovation across the seed, crop protection and digital platforms.
Previously, Steven served as a member of the research and development leadership team and the Seeds Global Business team of Dow AgroSciences, with responsibility for external technology, intellectual property development and early stage commercial assessment activities. He was also actively engaged in the regulatory and approval process for the Dow:DuPont merger and subsequent establishment of Corteva Agriscience.
Steven has over two decades of expertise in developing and managing multidisciplinary enterprises and new business opportunities. He earned a PhD in immunochemistry (1998), a Master’s degree in biochemistry (1992) and a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology (1990) from the University of Guelph, Ontario.