Michael Pragnell, MBA'72
Founder Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta AG
Chairman of Cancer Research UK and a non-executive director of Vinci SA.
Michael Pragnell was founder Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta AG based in Switzerland from its public listing in 2000 until his retirement at the end of 2007; He was Chairman of the Executive Committee and member of the Board.
He was previously an Executive Director of AstraZeneca plc, a member of the supervisory Board of Advanta BV, a non-executive Director of David S Smith plc, CFO of Courtaulds plc and CEO of Courtaulds Coatings.
He took an MA in modern languages at St John's College, Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.