Title: Lawyer, Corporate Executive
Company: Valent USA Corporation
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Robin Madison Demouth, Acting President and Director at Valent USA Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law and corporate leadership.
Backed by more than 50 years of professional experience in the corporate world, Mr. Demouth has served as acting president and director of the Valent USA Corporation and its subsidiary companies, now known as Syngenta, since 2015. Having previously served the company as vice president, general counsel and secretary from 1998 to 2015, Mr. Demouth now oversee the operations of Valent’s growing agricultural, turf/ornamental and consumer business units in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. In the earlier years of his career, between 1965 and 1998, Mr. Demouth had worked for the Sandoz Corp., the Stewart-Warner Corp. and Madsen & Friese in various legal roles, including general counsel, chief legal officer and senior attorney. Notably, in 2012, Mr. Demouth was named a Top 20 General Counsel by the State of California.
Prior to spearheading his professional career, Mr. Demouth achieved a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1961, as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School in 1965. He went on to obtain a Master of Laws from the Lawyer’s Institute in 1970 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1976. Presently, Mr. Demouth holds membership with the American Bar Association, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, American Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago Bar Association and National Agricultural Chemical Association. Outside of his primary career responsibilities, Mr. Demouth is most proud of co-founding the John Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program for handicap sailors. An avid sailor, he is also involved with the Chicago Yacht Club and Island Boat Sailing Society. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Demouth is also featured in the 45th through 57th editions of Who’s Who in America and the 28th and 29th editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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