Syngenta's Zannoni receives Women in Business Award

Lisa Zannoni oversees compliance proceedings for seeds produced using biotechnology.
Lisa Zannoni oversees compliance proceedings for seeds produced using biotechnology. | File photo
Syngenta's Lisa Zannoni was recently honored with a 2016 Women in Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal.

She was one of 25 women in North Carolina's Triangle region praised for significant contributions made in both business and the community. Zannoni was recognized for her outstanding leadership at agriculture company Syngenta and within North Carolina.

As the global head of seeds regulatory and stewardship, Zannoni oversees compliance proceedings for seeds produced using biotechnology and makes sure that the company's products are given any government authorizations required. She also serves on the Syngenta Biotechnology board of directors, as well as on the nations advisory board for Women in Agribusiness.

With regards to the community, Zannoni is an advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. She sponsors a forum for high school teachers called Syngenta Summer Fellowship Program that provides them with information on biotechnology and agrisciences.

"Lisa has been a dynamic leader and integral part of the Syngenta team on a global scale," Peter Hertl, global head of product safety and regulatory at Syngenta, said. "Since joining the company in 2005, Lisa has become a driving force behind our seeds regulatory team, and her efforts to support STEM education for the agrisciences illustrate a strong sense of commitment to her community. Lisa is an incredible talent who sets an exemplary standard for other women in business."

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