President and Chief Executive
Officer Dow AgroSciences
Antonio Galindez is president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, a position he assumed on October 1, 2009. Prior to this role he served as vice president, Crops Business, where he had global responsibilities for both the agrochemicals as well as the Seeds, Traits and Oils businesses.
Galindez joined The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in 1983 as field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain. Over the course of his career he has held numerous leadership roles in both Dow and Dow AgroSciences. From 1986 to 1992, he served in various marketing and business positions throughout Europe. He then moved back to Spain to assume the role of country manager for Spain and Portugal. He served in this role until 1995 when he became the Human Resources director for Europe. In 1997, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, to accept the position of global business leader in the agrochemical business. He was named vice president, Latin America Trade Area in 2002 and led Dow AgroSciences corporate strategy development. Later that year, Galindez became vice president for Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, a position he held until being named vice president, Crops Business, in 2006.
Galindez is a member of the board of CropLife International, a global network which represents the plant science industry. He serves as a board member for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and also is a board member of BioCrossroads, a public and private collaboration that supports central Indiana's life sciences research and corporate strengths while encouraging new business development.
Galindez received an agriculture engineering degree from Madrid University in Madrid, Spain, and a master of science degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.