James D. (Jim) Swanson

James D. (Jim) Swanson
CIO, Monsanto Company

Last Updated: 05/08/2018

Executive Summary

Jim Swanson serves as the Chief Information Officer for Monsanto, a leading global agricultural company, where he now leads the 1,200-plus employees in the Company’s Information Technology function. Swanson is responsible for leveraging the Company’s information technology to deliver long-term strategic vision for IT that t

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Swanson is married, to Dana, and has three teenage daughters.
  • During his career at Merck, Swanson supported efforts to translate Merck’s mobile applications to languages other than English; giving patients in other countr

Current Focus

  • Company Overview:  Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish the world. The Company produces seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops &nda

Biographical Highlights

  • Born circa 1966.
  • Swanson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Bio Science and Bio Technology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, which he attended from 1983 to 1988.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Chair, PhRMA’s Information Management Leadership Group

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