President and CEO Syngenta

J. Erik Fyrwald joined Syngenta in June 2016 as president and chief executive officer. Previously, Erik Fyrwald has served as CEO of Univar, a world leading distribution company. Before Univar, Erik was President of the cleaning and sanitation company Ecolab, and, prior to that, CEO of the water treatment company Nalco. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Delaware. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program. Beyond his work at Breakthrough, Erik serves on the boards of Eli Lilly, Amsted Industries, the Field Museum, The Society of Chemical Industry, and the Chicago Public Education Fund.

Why I am committed to Breakthrough:

The Team at Breakthrough is doing God’s work by helping the wonderful people of East Garfield Park to help themselves. They care about everyone and live what Christ meant when he told us to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Member Since 2017