Simon Winter is the Executive Director of the Syngenta Foundation. He previously he served as the Senior Vice President, Development, of TechnoServe in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he worked as an economic planner for the Botswana government, and a development consultant in Southern Africa. He currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Farm to Market Alliance and the board of ACRE Africa. Simon holds a Ph.D. in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1998.