Hugh Grant

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 Board and Executive Responsibilities

  • General and active management and supervision of the business of the company
  • Chairman of the Monsanto Board of Directors with a term that expires in 2015
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Monsanto Board of Directors

Work History

  • Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Managing Director, all Monsanto business units in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Other Public Company Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors and Lead Director of PPG Industries, Inc., Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and member of the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee


  • B.S. (Honors) degree in Molecular Biology and Agricultural Zoology, Glasgow University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture, Edinburgh University
  • MBA degree, International Management Center, Buckingham, U.K.


  • Board of Trustees of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Board of Trustees - Washington University in St. Louis
  • Board Member of CropLife International
  • Member of Civic Progress
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Board of Commissioners of the St. Louis Science Center