Elizabeth Hernandez

Head of External Affairs and Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Corteva Agriscience

Elizabeth Hernandez leads Corteva Agriscience’s external engagement strategy in Asia Pacific. 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 Asia Pacific.

Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in Asia, mostly with multinationals, 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, Elizabeth speaks frequently on sustainability, women empowerment and creating shared value.

Elizabeth served 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 Agribusiness) and Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), a global partnership for digital inclusion funded by the UN 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.

Elizabeth received a B.A. 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.