Patricia D. Verduin

Patricia D. Verduin, Ph.D., 58, is chief technology officer of Colgate-Palmolive Company, a global consumer products company. In her role, she leads the development of Colgate’s products and technologies, including responsibility for product safety, quality and regulatory matters. She joined Colgate in 2007, first serving as vice president of global research and development before assuming her current role in 2011. Prior to joining Colgate, Dr. Verduin was senior vice president and chief science officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and senior vice president of product quality and development at ConAgra Foods, Inc. Dr. Verduin was elected to the Monsanto board in 2015 and is a member of the Science and Technology Committee and the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Dr. Verduin has been elected to a term that expires in 2018.