President and Chief Commercial Officer
Brett Begemann is President and Chief Commercial Officer, with commercial responsibility for Monsanto’s global business and supply chain. He oversees commercial, manufacturing and supply chain operations in row crops, vegetables and crop protection with the aim of accelerating Monsanto’s growth potential around the world. Begemann formerly served as Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer for global business operations.
As President and Chief Commercial Officer of Monsanto’s business, Begemann is focused on enhancing global coordination, growth and operational efficiencies across the company, including increasing manufacturing and supply-chain efficiency; ensuring a strong strategic linkage between crop protection and seeds and traits; and ensuring the commercial development of the company’s next-generation of growth drivers. These drivers include opportunities in the company’s established markets, new markets like Eastern Europe, China and Latin America, and the next wave of agriculture innovations, such as Integrated Farming Systems and Biologicals.
Begemann grew up on a diversified grain and livestock farm in the United States. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.S. degree in agricultural economics. Begemann joined the former Monsanto Company in 1983 as a sales representative in Minnesota.
Begemann currently serves on the board of directors at Eastman Chemical.