40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Olivier Clisson


Syngenta Flowers

Job Title

Business Manager


  • Started career at a German breeding and young plant company where he turned a non-existent sales portfolio in France into almost $2.25 million in three years.
  • In his role as European business manager for Syngenta Flowers, he is responsible for growing market shares of the company’s business through sound and fit-for-purpose local strategies for each country.


Olivier is a big boxing fan and has been a participant for years. “It’s still giving me my fighting spirit in my day-to-day life.” It’s no surprise that “Rocky” is his favorite movie. “It’s a great example of resilience and motivation.”

Fun Facts

Olivier enjoys running and traveling the world. “There is always something new to discover.”

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