Esteban Colombo

  • Montesson 78

International Business Leader with broad experience in Marketing, Strategy and Operations

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Business Head

Syngenta France

Full P&L responsibility for France Field Crops Business including Strategy & Portfolio management, leading team of 10 Portfolio Managers & Technical Experts for the delivery of financial Seeds & Crop Protection businesses objectives. Member of the France Executive Team. Management of Seeds End-to-End cycle to ensure seamless
delivery from field to customer while improving product knowledge to ensure business growth.

  • Kept Market Share in France in 2014 in a shrinking market, with Sales worth €200m
  • Improved Crop Protection Market Share by 1% in a highly competitive market to achieve >€150m Sales
  • Rebuilt team spirit with a clear direction, common goals and great collaboration to strive for challenging results
2011 - 2013

Crop Head

Syngenta Iberia

Promoted to newly created position to grow business throughout the territory in Field Crops after merger of Seeds & Crop Protection businesses. Develop and promoted New Business Models stemming from a deeper understanding of unmet customer needs. Accountable for P&L for Seeds and Crop Protection portfolio worth € 40m in sales; oversaw six direct reports. Partner with Sales leads & Operational Marketing to exploit market opportunities and fuel sales growth.

  • Grew 1.5% Market Share in Spain & Portugal in 2012 to achieve€ 40m Sales
  • Developed new integrated offers to deliver exceptional value to customers, discovering untapped opportunities both upstream and downstream
  • Certified Marketing and Sales Excellence Professional-among first 5 to receive the award in the Company
  • Boosted team productivity by 10% through results orientation, doing more with less resources
2009 - 2010

Marketing Manager

Syngenta Iberia

Selected to embody a new position in Operational Marketing, consolidating Field Commercial Teams comprising 20 people and leading impactful Campaigns to support~€ 60m sales in a highly competitive market.

  • Generated€ 6m worth of new business through successful new product launches
2007 - 2008

Head of Strategy & Planning

Syngenta Spain

Conducted 5-year Strategic Planning Process for the Spain Business. Managed the Strategic Agenda for Spain, influencing on the other Directors to advance on key growth initiatives to achieve 1% annual Market Share growth ambition.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Strategy Manager Europe

CHEP Europe

Redesigned CHEP’s commercial offer in its core European markets to achieve double-digit growth in an extremely competitive setting.

2004 - 2005

Operations & Planning Manager

CHEP France

France Managed a 20-person team, including an autonomous customer service contact unit. Trained Six Sigma Black Belt, improving company's BVA by US$ 2MM though various BB projects.

2003 - 2004

Business Development Manager

CHEP France

Business Development Manager, Led Team of 6 New Business Sales Executives for France to generated€ 4MM top-line growth through new Business for CHEP France.

2000 - 2002

Key Account & Operations Manager

Ryder Argentina & Brazil

Managed Ryder's top 1 account-GM-, with total responsibility for commercial and financial decisions, achieving 25% top-line growth through new business. Directed 30-member team, including finance, IT, operations, transportation, logistics & customer service.

1996 - 1999

Regional Project Manager

Ryder Argentina & Brazil

Managed international team of 20 logistics engineers for the FMCG, high-tech and automotive divisions to achieve business growth through new contracts.


2002 - 2003


Jan 1995

Industrial Engineer

Universidad de Buenos Aires