Originally Published by Bayer U.S.
Scott Partridge, former vice president of global strategy for Monsanto, now part of Bayer, has been named the company’s U.S. General Counsel.
Partridge, who succeeds former General Counsel Jan Heinemann, began his new role with Bayer on October 1. He reports to Philip Blake, president of Bayer U.S.
“Scott Partridge has been a champion for innovation at Monsanto, and he played an invaluable role in helping us to bring our two great companies together,” Blake said. “At this crucial and dynamic time for Bayer, there is no leader more suited and prepared to take on this critical role in the United States.”
Partridge received his J.D. and LL.M. from Tulane UniversitySchool of Law. In 2006, after 27 years in the private practice of law, he joined Monsanto as Chief Deputy General Counsel to lead the international law function, manage litigation, and guide the resolution of significant disputes. In 2008, then-Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant appointed Partridge to a newly created business role and tasked him with developing a cross functional team to generate risk mitigation programs and develop integrated competition and communications strategies for the company.
In 2016, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution recognized the creation of these unique programs, honoring Partridge and Monsanto with their inaugural Inspiring Innovation Award. At the time of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, Partridge was a member of Monsanto’s leadership team, overseeing global competition policy, coordinating strategic advocacy on critical issues, and leading the company’s dispute resolution activities. Alongside Monsanto’s former Chief Technology Officer, Partridge led the team that facilitated the close of the deal that brought the two companies together.
“As we brought these two great companies together, it was remarkable to me the degree of alignment in our strategic vision,” Partridge said. “I am proud to bring my experience to the general counsel job in this exciting time.”