Linda van der Merwe

Marketing Lead Africa Middle East

Pioneer (Corteva)

Linda van der Merwe is Marketing Lead Africa Middle East (AME), which includes responsibility for the agriculture division markets in Africa and the Middle East. She is based in Centurion, South Africa.  In her role, Linda is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company’s Seed, Crop Protection, Seed Applied Technologies and Digital strategies which entails both local (AME) and Global networking.
 
She joined DuPont Pioneer in January 2018 following amongst others, 14 years in Agriculture. Prior to joining, she was Head Customer Marketing Syngenta South Africa (Crop Protection & Seed) since 2012.  Her previous experience includes brand and product strategies enabling sales, including Corporate Communication and PR. She served as representative on various Agricultural industry bodies and participated in numerous public forum interviews.
 
Linda grew up in South Africa and holds a post-graduate degree in Marketing.  Following a year working in London, she married Stefan and is the mother of Milan (7) and Francois (4).  In her free time she enjoys doing Pilates.