Since 2015, Alexandra Brand has been Syngenta’s Regional Director of EAME’s (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East) for crop protection and seed. She has held various positions within BASF Group, including Senior Vice President of its global business unit Animal Nutrition, Vice President of the Global Marketing Pharma Ingredients unit, as well as the Head of Staff for BASF’s Chief Executive Officer. Brand gained international experience through her role as Director of Intermediates Chemicals in Southern Asia, with its headquarters in Mumbai, India. She began her professional career in global research at BASF. She studied chemistry at the Technische Universität in Darmstadt, Germany, from 1990 to 1998 and completed her studies with a doctorate.