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Lisa Safarian

President and COO, Pivot Bio

Lisa Nunez Safarian leads commercial, manufacturing, and product development at Pivot Bio. Dedicating her career to advancing agriculture and helping farmers achieve better outcomes, Lisa oversees the day-to-day operations to ensure we are meeting the nitrogen needs of our customers. Prior to joining Pivot Bio, Lisa held several leadership positions at Bayer and Monsanto. Most recently, she served as President, Crop Science North America for Bayer where she launched innovative technologies and go-to-market strategies that grew the business. Before this role, Lisa served as Vice President, North America for Monsanto where she was responsible for strategy, execution, and commercial transformation of the $12B U.S., Canada, and Latin America North seeds, traits, licensing and crop protection businesses.

Customer-focused leader committed to people development and advancing diversity and inclusion.
As a champion for diversity and inclusion, Lisa was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is involved in the G100 Women’s Leadership Network, which helps top female executives continue to hone the skills required to succeed in the C-Suite. Lisa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

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