Charles Magro is the chief executive officer and a director of Corteva Agriscience, an NYSE-listed global agriculture company that provides farmers worldwide with a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. Magro joined Corteva Agriscience in November 2021.
From January 2018 to April 2021, Magro served as the president and chief executive officer of Nutrien Ltd., a Canadian-based supplier of fertilizer and other crop inputs, services, and solutions with approximately $20 billion in revenue. From 2014 to 2018, Magro served as the president and chief executive officer of Agrium Inc., a major supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, and Australia. Magro joined Agrium in 2009, holding a variety of other leadership positions, including chief operating officer, executive vice president of corporate development and strategy and chief risk officer, and vice president of operations. Magro worked at NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a Canadian-based plastics and chemical company, for 16 years, serving in roles of increasing responsibility across various operating, commercial, and corporate positions, including vice president of investor relations, director of marketing, director of major projects, and plant manager.
Currently, Magro serves as a director for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a Canadian state-owned pension plan sponsor that oversees and invests the funds contributed to and held by the Canada Pension Plan. From 2014 to 2019, Magro was also a director of privately held Canpotex Ltd., one of the world’s largest marketers and exporters of potash.
Magro holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor.