Ana Davis heads Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) in North America for Syngenta, a global agriculture company. She manages Syngenta’s corporate HSE programs, which cover a wide array of business units. She also serves as the Global HSE Business Partner for the Seeds Development business. Ana began her career as a process control engineer with Exxon, later working as 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), North Carolina State Univ.’s Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and North Carolina A&T's Dept. of Chemical, Biological, and Bioengineering. In 2019, she was elected to AIChE’s Board of Directors. Ana received her BS in chemical engineering from NC State Univ., where she was named a Distinguished Alumnus. Ana and her husband have established an endowment for chemical engineering undergraduate students.
Head of Health, Safety, and Environment, North America