Syngenta Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald
Syngenta Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald

Syngenta Chief Executive Erik Fyrwald expects regulatory approval soon for ChemChina's proposed $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and seeds group, he said earlier this week, during a CNBC interview.

"I am very confident that we will finish the deal. We are making a lot of progress," he said. "We are working well with the U.S. and the EU regulators now toward finalizing the agreements with them and expect to be finished in the not too distant future."