“Mark was elected following a careful and thorough evaluation by the board of the experience, background and leadership qualities needed to lead FMC,” Brondeau said. “He has been a trusted partner during a time of significant change. Over the past decade, Mark has been engaged in every major decision and strategic action we have taken to transform FMC into a high-growth agricultural science company. His more than 30 years of global experience His commercial and operational experience in the chemical industry, including most of the past 10 years leading FMC’s agricultural business, makes him an ideal candidate as the next CEO. Brondeau added.
“I am honored to be elected President and CEO of this great company,” Douglas said. “Pierre, along with our management team and more than 6,500 employees, have transformed FMC into a leader in agricultural science. I look forward to working with our management and the Board of Directors as we realize FMC’s full potential and continue to deliver the industry-leading performance that customers, shareholders and employees expect of us.”
“Upon his arrival in 2010, Pierre saw the significant growth potential of FMC and charted a new course that would ultimately transform the business. His vision reshaped almost every aspect of the business, including the portfolio of business, operating structure and a culture of high performance,” said Volpe. “A decade of results speak for themselves: more than a dozen acquisitions and divestitures; two of the largest transactions in the company’s history, including the acquisition in 2017 of a majority of
Douglas becomes president and CEO-elect of FMC, effective today. He will work with Brondeau and the board over the next five months on an orderly transition. The board expects to nominate Douglas for a directorship when the