Jerry Steiner, Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, The Monsanto Company
March 4, 2011
Jerry Steiner is Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, with responsibility to lead The Monsanto Company's sustainability strategy and global corporate government, public and industry affairs, and develop value-added business with key food industry companies. Steiner has worked for Monsanto for over 25 years and has been involved in biotechnology issues for more than a decade.
Coming from a dairy farm family in New Holstein, Wisconsin, Steiner has deep roots in agriculture. After receiving a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, he worked in sales for Monsanto in Wisconsin and Texas, and various marketing and product management roles. In 1992, Steiner received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
From 1996-1998, Steiner led the Global Product Strategy group. He lived in Brussels for two years, serving as the general manager of Monsanto’s Europe/Africa business. Following this he led Monsanto’s Corporate Strategy group. In June of 2003 Steiner was appointed to his current position.
He is actively involved in the industry as Chairman of the CropLife International Biotech Strategy Council and the Council for Biotech Information.
He is a board member of The Keystone Center, Corporate Council on Africa and a member of the International Food and Ag Trade Policy Group (IPC).
He is married and has two sons. He is active in his church, Boy Scouts, and a as a coach for youth sports.