Robert King is Executive Vice President, Crop Protection Business Unit at Corteva Agriscience, a role he assumed in April 2022.
King is a highly experienced specialty chemicals and agriculture industry executive with experience leading teams in the U.S., Canada, China, and the U.K. and a long track record of improving operational capabilities and driving top- and bottom-line growth.
Prior to joining Corteva, King served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer at Nouryon, a specialty chemicals company, where he spearheaded the global and cross-business integration of the company’s supply chain.
Before his time at Nouryon, he served as Vice President of Global Operations for PPG’s industrial segment and Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Nutrien, where he worked for five years and was appointed to lead the centralization of the company’s supply chain. Before this role, he served as a Regional Manager at Nutrien and as the Vice President of Nitrogen Operations and Services at Agrium in Canada before the company became Nutrien in 2018.
King started his career at Celanese, where he worked for nearly two decades and held management roles in the U.S., China, and the U.K.
King holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Texas Woman’s University, and is also a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He is a former Board Member and Chair of the Texas Tech Chemical Engineering External Advisory Board and has volunteered with several professional mentorship organizations.