Head of External Affairs and Sustainability, Asia-Pacific, Corteva Agriscience
Elizabeth Hernandez leads Corteva Agriscience’s external engagement strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. She advances the company’s brand and reputation, develops strategic relationships with governments and other stakeholders across the food and agriculture ecosystem, and manages Corteva’s sustainability initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hernandez has more than 25 years of experience in Asia, mostly with multinational corporations, including GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and DuPont (now Corteva Agriscience). She is also an accomplished tech entrepreneur who helped pioneer broadband connectivity for travelers in Asia. A recognized thought-leader, Hernandez speaks frequently on sustainability, the empowerment of women and creating shared value.
Hernandez served for two terms on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. She currently serves on the boards of WOMAG (Women in Agri-Business) and the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), a global partnership for digital inclusion funded by the U.N. Foundation and the Gates Foundation, among others. She is also a founding member of KeyNote Women Speakers, a global platform that advocates for gender diversity on the world’s stages.
Hernandez received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of the Philippines and studied at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. She lives in Singapore with her husband and three children.