Paul E. Schickler is president of DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed genetics business of DuPont. In this role, which he has held since 2007, he has continued to expand Pioneer’s global business by remaining focused on innovation that improves local productivity and profitability of farmers in more than 90 countries. Since joining Pioneer in 1974, Schickler has served in a variety of finance and administrative leadership roles throughout the business, including vice president of International Operations from 1999 to 2007. He currently serves on the DuPont Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity in the 21st Century and the DuPont Agriculture Decision Board, and is a member of the DuPont Operating Team.
Schickler is a graduate of Drake University, where he received bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in business administration. He currently serves on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs board of directors, The Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative Advisory Group, the Grand View University board of directors and the Iowa Business Council. A strong contributor to the community, Schickler is an active supporter for United Way, The World Food Prize Foundation, Meals from the Heartland and the Farm Journal Legacy Project.