PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2022
FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) has announced that Bethwyn Todd, FMC vice president and president
of FMC Asia Pacific, has decided to leave the company for health
reasons. Pramod Thota,
president of FMC U.S.A., will
succeed Todd as president of FMC's Asia
Pacific region. Consistent with his new
responsibilities, Thota was elected an FMC vice president,
effective July 1, by the company's
Board of Directors.
"I know this was a very difficult decision for Bethwyn," said
Mark Douglas, FMC president and
CEO. "She has been an exceptional leader throughout her
12-year tenure at FMC. As president of one of FMC's largest
and complex regions, Bethwyn tripled revenue and significantly
increased market share and profitability in Asia Pacific.
However, her success extends well beyond the P&L
statement. She has been an inspiring role model for all
employees at FMC, and especially for women, demonstrating that
professional success and personal achievement come not from luck,
but rather from hard work and a passion to reach one's full
potential. Although we are disappointed, we respect Bethwyn's
decision and wish her the best in her new endeavors."
In his new role, Thota will report to Douglas and will relocate
to the company's Asia Pacific
region headquarters in Singapore.
He joined FMC in 2012 as director of Strategy and
Development, and in 2014 was named business director of FMC's
non-crop business, Global Specialty Solutions. Thota became
president of FMC India in 2017, and early last year was named
president of FMC U.S.A.
"Pramod is a strong leader with exceptional commercial
insights," said Douglas. "Having led our India business for four years, as well as
serving on our Asia Pacific Operating Committee, he brings
experience and deep knowledge of our business in one of the
fastest-growing regions of the world. I know he will build on
the many advances that Bethwyn led over the last seven years."
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