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Hugh Grant’s bio

Marketplace Staff Aug 20, 2008

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Monsanto.

He joined the company as a product development representative for Monsanto’s agricultural business in 1981. Within one decade, he rose to the management level, serving in a variety of senior positions and became CEO and president of the company in October 2003 after a 5-month search. Then Chairman Frank AtLee said that Grant played an instrumental role in the company’s transition from a chemical-focused company into a biotechnology one.

Born in Larkhall, Scotland, Grant earned a bachelor’s of science degree in agricultural zoology with honors at Glasgow University. He also earned a post-graduate degree in agriculture at Edinburgh University, and a master’s of business administration at the International Management Centre in Buckingham, United Kingdom.

Grant is a director of PPG Industries, Inc., and a board member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. He serves on the Board of Commissioners of the St. Louis Science Center, the Board of Trustees of Washington University, and is an international advisory board member of Scottish Enterprise. He also serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Group of CropLife International and of Civic Progress in St. Louis.

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