Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer and Global Lead for Talent Acquisition, Inclusion, Diversity and Compliance, Monsanto
A Human Resources professional with more than 15 years of experience across two continents, Astad has had the opportunity to contribute across multiple aspects of human resources including organization design, talent management and development, change management and talent acquisition.
Astad leads Monsanto’s efforts to attract a globally representative, highly talented, diverse, engaged workforce into an inclusive work environment where they maximize their potential. Astad leads a global team of more than 50 professionals that recruits incredible talent and creates an inclusive workplace to power Monsanto’s vision to create sustainable agriculture that feeds the world.
Astad joined Monsanto in 2005 in Mumbai, India before moving to St Louis in 2009. In his 12-year tenure with Monsanto, Astad has led HR for various business units including Research & Development, Strategy and Law.