Bob Shapiro is a Managing Director of Cultivian Sandbox and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. He is a former Chairman of Pharmacia, Chairman and CEO of Monsanto and Chairman and CEO of The NutraSweet Company. He previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of G.D. Searle & Company. Before joining Searle, Bob was Vice President and General Counsel of General Instrument Corporation. Prior to this, he practiced law in New York City; served in government as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of the U.S Department of Transportation; and was a professor of law at Northeastern University in Boston and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bob is currently a Director of Sapphire Energy, Intrexon, Agraquest, and Elevance Renewable Sciences. Previously, Bob served on the boards of Citigroup, Rockwell International, Sequus Pharmaceuticals, NYSE Euronext and Silicon Graphics, and also as a trustee of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). He has also served on the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and on the White House Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Bob represents Cultivian on the board of directors of Advanced Animal Diagnostics and Conservis. Bob holds an AB from Harvard and a JD from Columbia University.