Syngenta Group appoints LI Fanrong as Chairman, succeeding Frank NING

  • LI Fanrong, currently a Board member of Syngenta Group and Chairman of Sinochem Holdings Corporation Ltd., has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Syngenta Group to become Chairman.

He succeeds Frank NING, who has been Syngenta Group’s Chairman since 2020 and has recently retired from his position as Chairman of Sinochem Holdings.

Mr. LI has served as a member of Syngenta Group’s Board of Directors since June 2021 after being appointed CEO of Sinochem Holdings in April the same year. He has since been working closely with the Group’s CEO Erik Fyrwald and its broader global leadership team.

Mr. LI is a seasoned global executive leader and has previously held key corporate and institution positions, including Vice President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and concurrently CEO and President of CNOOC Ltd. as well as Chairman of Nexen Energy ULC. He also served as Deputy Director General of the National Energy Administration (China), Board Director and Group President of China National Petroleum Corporation, and Vice Chairman of PetroChina.

Mr. LI said, “I am honored to take over the mantle of Mr. NING as chairman of Syngenta Group. On behalf of Sinochem Holdings and Syngenta Group’s Board of Directors, we would like to express our gratitude for his instrumental contributions in strongly growing the Group’s businesses, further enhancing its industry leadership globally. I look forward to work with the Group Leadership Team to build on this momentum.”

On 26 August 2022, Mr. LI replaced Mr. NING as Chairman of Syngenta Group’s shareholder Sinochem Holdings, following Mr. NING’s retirement.




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