Adecoagro´s senior managers have an average of 20 years of experience in its industries, with expertise spanning multiple products, businesses and geographies. Adecoagro has developed great expertise and has a track record of improving operating efficiency, reducing costs, identifying and acquiring land with potential for agricultural use and farmland with potential for price appreciation and high yields, realizing such land’s full productive capabilities, and monetizing the results of our land development activities. Adecoagro´s professionals are highly trained, and they have a results-oriented corporate culture that is focused on reducing operating costs and increasing revenues.
|Mariano Bosch||Chief Executive Officer||2002|
|Carlos A. Boero Hughes||Chief Financial Officer||2008|
|Emilio F. Gnecco||Chief Legal Officer||2005|
|Walter Marcelo Sanchez||Chief Commercial Officer||2002|
|Mario José Ramón Imbrosciano||Director of Business Development||2003|
|Leonardo Berridi||Country Manager for Brazil||2004|
|Marcelo Vieira||Director of Sugar and Ethanol Operations||2005|
|Ezequiel Garbers||Country Manager for Argentina and Uruguay||2003|
A description of the main tasks currently performed by each director as well as a description of each senior management’s employment history and education follows:
Mariano Bosch. Mr. Bosch is a co-founder of Adecoagro and has been the Chief Executive Officer for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay since inception and a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2011. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Bosch served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BLS Agribusiness, an agricultural consulting, technical management and administration company. Mr. Bosch is also currently a member of the advisory board of Teays River Investments LLC, a farmland investment management firm in North America. Mr. Bosch has over 18 years of experience in agribusiness development and agricultural production. He actively participates in organizations focused on promoting the use of best practices in the sector, such as the Argentine Association of Regional Consortiums for Agricultural Experimentation (AACREA) and the Conservational Production Foundation (Producir Conservando). He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Bosch is an Argentine citizen.
Carlos A. Boero Hughes. Mr. Boero Hughes is our Chief Financial Officer, covering the company’s operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2008. He began working at Adecoagro in August 2008 overseeing our finance and administrative departments. Mr. Boero Hughes has over 20 years of experience in agricultural business and financial markets. Prior to joining us, he was Chief Financial Officer for South America and Co-Chief Executive Officer for Noble Group LTD operations in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay from October 2006 to July 2008. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at Noble Group LTD as Financial Director for Argentina and Structure Finance Manager for South America. He worked at Citibank N.A. from 1997 to 2003 as Relationship and Product Manager, focused in the agribusiness industry, and at Banco Privado de Inversiones S.A. as Relationship Manager. He also worked for six years at Carlos Romano Boero S.A.I.C., a flour and dairy cow feed mill family company, as Commercial Manager, Local Grain Elevator and Nursery Manager and finally as General Manager. Mr. Boero Hughes holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from the Argentine Catholic University. He also graduated from INSEAD’s Executive Program in 2007.
Emilio Federico Gnecco. Mr. Gnecco is our Chief Legal Officer for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2005. He is responsible for all legal and corporate matters. Before joining us, he was a corporate law associate at the law firm of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal for more than 8 years, where he was in charge of Adecoagro’s corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions since our inception in 2002. Prior to that, he worked at the National Civil Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires for four years. Mr. Gnecco has a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, where he graduated with honors.
Walter Marcelo Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez is a co-founder of Adecoagro and our Chief Commercial Officer for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2002. He coordinates the Commercial Committee and is responsible for the trading of all commodities produced by Adecoagro. Mr. Sanchez has over 22 years of experience in agricultural business trading and market development. Before joining us, he was the head of the business development department at Agroexpress.com S.A., an agriculture e-business marketplace. He has extensive international commercial expertise. He worked with South American Meat Products Company (SAMPCO) in Chicago, Illinois and traveled through Western Europe marketing beef products to restaurant chains such as MAREDO. Mr. Sanchez also worked as the commercial director of various agricultural companies, such as Distribuidora Chinquihue S.A. (a Chilean fish and shellfish trading company), Frigolomas S.A. (a beef processing company) and Fleimar S.A. (a marketer of meat products). Mr. Sanchez also had commercial responsibilities at Nutryte S.A. and Estancias y Cabana Las Lilas S.A. (formerly COMEGA S.A.), an Argentine farmland agribusiness company. Mr. Sanchez graduated from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.
Mario José Ramón Imbrosciano. Mr. Imbrosciano is the head of our Business Development Department for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay where he oversees all new business initiatives, and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2003. He has over 17 years of experience in farm management and agriculture production. Prior to joining Adecoagro, Mr. Imbrosciano was the Chief Operating Officer of Beraza Hnos. S.C., a farming company that owns farms in the humid pampas region of Argentina. He was in charge of production, commercialization and logistics for a 60,000 hectare operation. Mr. Imbrosciano has also worked as a private consultant for various clients. Mr. Imbrosciano received a degree in Agricultural Production Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Instituto de Altos Estudios of the Austral University.
Leonardo Raúl Berridi. Mr. Berridi is our Country Manager for Brazil and, prior to the Reorganization, had been Adecoagro’s Country Manager for Brazil since the beginning of its operations in Brazil and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2004. He coordinates all of our operations and human resources development activities in Brazil. Mr. Berridi has over 27 years of international experience in agricultural business. Prior to joining us, Mr. Berridi was Vice President of Pago Viejo S.A., a company dedicated to agriculture production and dairy farming in the western part of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also worked for Trans-Continental Tobacco Corporation as Chief Operating Officer of Epasa (Exportadora de Productos Agrarios S.A.), a company dedicated to producing, processing and exporting tobacco in the north east and north west of Argentina, and Production Manager of World Wide Tobacco España S.A. in the Caceres and Zamora provinces in Spain. Mr. Berridi holds a degree in Forestry Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
Marcelo Vieira. Mr. Vieira is the head of Adecoagro’s sugar, ethanol and energy operations and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2005. He was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Usina Monte Alegre Ltda. at the time of our purchase of the company. He is currently a member of the audit committee of Uniäo da Industria de Cana-de-Acucar (ÚNICA). He has managed agricultural and agribusiness companies for over 34 years, including at Usina Monte Alegre Ltda., Alienas Agrícola Ltda., Alienas Café Ltda. and Fazenda Mimoso S.A., and has been President or Director of various industry associations, such as the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, Sociedade Rural Brasileira and the Sindicato do Acucar de Minas Gerais. Mr. Vieira holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from PUC University in Rio de Janeiro and graduate degree in Food Industry Management and Marketing from the University of London’s Imperial College.
Ezequiel Garbers. Mr. Garbers is the Country Manager for Argentina and Uruguay and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management and the Country Manager since 2003. He coordinates all of our production and human resources development activities in Argentina and Uruguay. Mr. Garbers has over 20 years of experience in agriculture production. Prior to joining Adecoagro, he was the Chief Operating Officer of an agricultural consulting and investment company he co-founded, developing projects both within and outside of Argentina, related to crop production and the cattle and dairy business. Mr. Garbers holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from the Instituto de Altos Estudios of the Austral University.