Neal Gutterson

Chief Technology Officer

Corteva Agriscience

Neal Gutterson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Corteva AgriscienceTM, is responsible for leading the organization in finding bold, innovative solutions that enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume.

In his role, Neal and his leadership team oversee a single, unified R&D organization focused on seeds and traits, crop protection, and predictive agriculture functions to design, discover and develop innovations that create value for farmers and deliver consumer benefits in planet-friendly ways. He and his team have designed an organization that innovates to deliver today’s products as well as enable realization of a vision of the future of farming.

Through a series of progressively more senior research and development roles, Neal built his career at biotechnology start-up companies, including Advanced Genetic Sciences and DNA Plant Technology Corporation. Prior to joining DuPont Pioneer in 2014, he was president, chief executive officer and board member of Mendel Biotechnology. He also served on the CIMMYT Board of Trustees as program committee chair.

Neal holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Yale University and a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and is named inventor on more than 30 patents and pending patent applications.