James C. Collins Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. Collins joined DuPont as an engineer in 1984 and began his career in DuPont Manufacturing. He held positions in engineering, supervision and business management and sales and marketing. He then served in a variety of roles across the globe, supporting DuPont’s seed and crop protection businesses. From 2004 to 2010, he was responsible for DuPont Crop Protection first as Vice President and General Manager, and then President. In January 2011, Collins was appointed Vice President for Acquisition & Integration of Danisco, and was named President of the newly formed DuPont Industrial Biosciences in May of that year. He was named Ag Segment leader in January 2016. Collins studied at Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee, and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He also received his MBA from the University of Delaware in Marketing with a focus on International Business.