Hugh Grant, the retired board chairman and chief executive officer of agricultural giant Monsanto Company, is the newest member of Freeport-McMoRan’s board of directors. His appointment was announced Friday.

Monsanto was best-known for making the herbicide Roundup. The company was purchased by German company Bayer for $66 billion in 2016.

Grant worked there for 37 years and served in the company’s top post from 2003 until the merger, according to a Friday release from Freeport-McMoRan.

With Grant’s addition, Freeport-McMoRan’s board of directors now has 11 members, according to the release.

“We are pleased to welcome to our Board, Hugh Grant, a widely recognized international business leader with significant operational, strategic, environmental and technology experience relevant to our company,” Richard C. Adkerson, chairman and chief executive officer, said in the release.

“We look forward to his guidance and counsel as we execute our clearly defined strategy of being foremost in the global copper industry. With Hugh’s appointment, we have completed our commitment to create a sustainable Board to support ongoing success for all our stakeholders.”

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