Ana Davis heads Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) in North America for Syngenta, a global agriculture company. She manages all of Syngenta’s corporate HSE programs, which include active ingredient manufacturing, product formulation, seeds operations, and commercial sales. Her team develops tools to improve safety culture across the company.
Ana began her career as a process control engineer with Exxon, later working as a facilities engineer for Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to joining Syngenta in 2009, she held a variety of production and HSE management roles with Kao Specialties Americas. Before that, she was a plant manager at Dow and held several positions with Union Carbide Corp., becoming a plant production manager after the Dow Chemical merger.
A native of Spain, Ana was recognized in 2005 with the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award for Professional Achievement in Industry. She serves on the advisory boards of AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and North Carolina State Univ.’s Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Ana received her BS degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State Univ., where she and her husband have established an endowment for chemical engineering undergraduate students.