Michael J. Frank
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Mike Frank is Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Monsanto Company, where he leads teams around the world who help provide farmers with tools and solutions they need to sustainably feed our growing global population. This work has taken him across the globe to meet with farmers of all sizes about the challenges they face, whether drought, poor soil quality, or pests, and the solutions available to help get the most out of every acre and every harvest while conserving the Earth’s natural resources.
Mike began his career at Monsanto more than 25 years ago as a sales representative, but his passion for farming began long before, growing up on his family’s grain and livestock farm in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Over the course of his career at Monsanto, he has held roles in sales, marketing, supply chain management, crop protection, and commercial operations. In 2008, he was named President of Monsanto China, and advanced the company’s operations as well as established its current joint seed venture in China. He also led Monsanto’s Europe, Africa, and Asia commercial operations and served as Vice President of its global commercial operations before being named Chief Commercial Officer in 2016.
A resident of St. Louis, Mike is actively involved in a number of community causes. He currently serves on the board of directors for World Trade Center St. Louis and as Board Chairman for Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. He was recognized by the American Heart Association with its 2015 Mission Impact Award and is a “Mosaic Ambassador” for the St. Louis Mosaic Project, an initiative to welcome international talent to the region.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.