Bob Shapiro

Bob Shapiro

Chairman

  • Managing Director of the Cultivian Sandbox Food & Agriculture Fund
  • Serves on Sandbox Management Committee
  • Co-founded Sandbox in 2003 with Nick Rosa
  • Member of board of directors of Chromatin, Inc., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., Intrexon Corporation, Conservis Corp., and Advanced Animal Diagnostics
  • Former member of boards of directors of the New York Stock Exchange (later NYSE Euronext), Citigroup Inc., Rockwell International, Silicon Graphics Inc., Sequus Pharmaceuticals and Theranos, Inc.
  • Previously served as Chairman & CEO of Monsanto, becoming Chairman of newly formed Pharmacia Corporation upon Monsanto’s merger with Pharmacia & Upjohn
  • Also served as CEO of The NutraSweet Company and VP & General Counsel of G.D. Searle & Co
  • While practicing law in New York, served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel and later to the Undersecretary of the US DoT
  • Former professor of law at Northeastern University in Boston and the University of Wisconsin in Madison
  • Served on President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and on White House Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation
  • JD from Columbia University School of Law & AB from Harvard College
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