20 一月 - 22 一月 2020
巴西,圣保罗

拉丁美洲化肥会议

Speakers

Lauren Williamson
SVP, Fertilizer, Argus
Lauren Williamson is Senior Vice President, Business Development, for Argus’ global fertilizer portfolio. Lauren has been in information services since 2003 with a focus on fertilizers since 2010. Her previous roles include work at SABIC and Shell.
Lauren Williamson is Senior Vice President, Business Development, for Argus’ global fertilizer portfolio. Lauren has been in information services since 2003 with a focus on fertilizers since 2010. Her previous roles include work at SABIC and Shell.
Heitor Cantarella
Research Director, Agronomic Institute of Campinas
Heitor is a soil scientist with a PhD in soil fertility from Iowa State University in the US. He heads the Soils and Environmental Research Center at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas, part of the co-ordinating group of FAPESP’s Bioenergy Programme (BIOEN), and co-ordinates the Nutrients for Life Initiative in Brazil. He is co-editor of the Fertilizer and Liming Recommen...
Heitor is a soil scientist with a PhD in soil fertility from Iowa State University in the US. He heads the Soils and Environmental Research Center at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas, part of the co-ordinating group of FAPESP’s Bioenergy Programme (BIOEN), and co-ordinates the Nutrients for Life Initiative in Brazil. He is co-editor of the Fertilizer and Liming Recommendation Guidelines of the state of Sao Paulo and has published more than 130 journal articles. His present research projects involve studies on crops for renewable energy production, fertilizer use efficiency, sugar cane nutrition, and environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizers and residues. Among recent professional recognitions are the Heroes of the Brazilian Green Revolution (2015), IPNI Award on Plant Nutrition (2016), IFA’s Norman Borlaug Award (2017), Medal AB Fagundes 2018 Presidential Award at the 21st World Congress of Soil Science (2018), and the Legend of Plant Nutrition (Yara, 2019).
Daniel Amaral
Economics Manager, ABIOVE
Daniel Amaral is Chief Economist at ABIOVE - Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries. He has been working in the entity since 2007 and is responsible for coordinating sector statistics (S&D) and for monitoring issues related to the competitiveness of the soybean and biodiesel complex in Brazil. Daniel graduated with a degree in Economics at FEA/USP and has both a...
Daniel Amaral is Chief Economist at ABIOVE - Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries. He has been working in the entity since 2007 and is responsible for coordinating sector statistics (S&D) and for monitoring issues related to the competitiveness of the soybean and biodiesel complex in Brazil. Daniel graduated with a degree in Economics at FEA/USP and has both a Master's and Doctoral degree in Applied Economics from ESALQ/USP.
Fabricio Benatti
Executive Vice President for South and Central America, Agrinos
Fabricio Benatti is an experienced agronomist engineer and coffee grower and is currently executive vice-president for Latin America at Agrinos. He has 25 years of experience in the global agribusiness, and has worked on biologicals and biostimulants, crop protection and seeds in Latin America and Africa. He has held leadership positions at Bayer Crop Science and BASF in B...
Fabricio Benatti is an experienced agronomist engineer and coffee grower and is currently executive vice-president for Latin America at Agrinos. He has 25 years of experience in the global agribusiness, and has worked on biologicals and biostimulants, crop protection and seeds in Latin America and Africa. He has held leadership positions at Bayer Crop Science and BASF in Brazil, and at Ourofino Agronegocio in Africa. Benatti has a bachelor’s degree in finance and mathematics from the University of Octavio Bastos, a bachelor’s in agronomic engineering from CREUPI and an MBA from Fundacao Getulio Vargas.
Ariana Cohen
Vice President, Head Of Fertilizer Division, JET
Ariana Cohen heads fertilizer activity at JET, where she focuses on developing the strategic production and commercialisation plans for the global fertilizer business using JET’s unique desulphurisation technology. Ariana has more than 25 years’ experience in management positions in the fertilizer industry. Before joining JET in October 2018, she was vice-president of g...
Ariana Cohen heads fertilizer activity at JET, where she focuses on developing the strategic production and commercialisation plans for the global fertilizer business using JET’s unique desulphurisation technology. Ariana has more than 25 years’ experience in management positions in the fertilizer industry. Before joining JET in October 2018, she was vice-president of global business development, research and development and marketing for ICL Group’s Special Fertilizers segment, and before that was vice-president and general manager of ICL Specialty Fertilizers Americas from 2002 to mid-2017. Ariana has an MBA from Purdue University at the Krannert School of Management and a master’s degree in soil and water science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Luis Prochnow
Managing Director, NPCT
IPNI Brazil Program Director (December 2007 to March 2019). Professor at the University of São Paulo, Department of Soil Science (August 1990 to December 2007). Sabbatical at IFDC - An International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development - Research & Development Division (May 1999 to May 2001). Ph.D., University of São Paulo, Department of Soil and...
IPNI Brazil Program Director (December 2007 to March 2019). Professor at the University of São Paulo, Department of Soil Science (August 1990 to December 2007). Sabbatical at IFDC - An International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development - Research & Development Division (May 1999 to May 2001). Ph.D., University of São Paulo, Department of Soil and Plant Nutrition, Degree in Soil and Plant Nutrition, Thesis: "“Phosphorus availability of the fraction soluble in the neutral ammonium citrate and water-insoluble of acidulated phosphates”(1996). M.S., University of São Paulo, Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, Degree in Nuclear Energy in Agriculture. (1992). B.S., University of the State of São Paulo, Degree in Agronomy. (1985) International exchange program at high school level, Lamoille Union High School, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA. (July 1981 to June 1982).
Silvano Abreu
Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Consultant, Brazil
Silvano is a Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Consultant focused on grain crops, cotton and pastures in Brazil and Latin America. He provides technical advice to multiple fertilizer and crop nutrition companies around the world and is a speaker on topics related to crop production, soil fertility, and high yielding crop production. Silvano holds a PhD in soil science from...
Silvano is a Soil Fertility and Crop Nutrition Consultant focused on grain crops, cotton and pastures in Brazil and Latin America. He provides technical advice to multiple fertilizer and crop nutrition companies around the world and is a speaker on topics related to crop production, soil fertility, and high yielding crop production. Silvano holds a PhD in soil science from Oklahoma State University, an MSc in soil science from Santa Maria Federal University in Brazil and a BSc in agronomy from EARTH University in Costa Rica.
Matias Ruffo
Senior Agronomist Latin America, Koch
Matias is responsible for providing agronomic support to Koch Agronomic Services’ customers in Latin America, particularly for enhanced efficiency products. Prior to working with Koch he provided agronomic support for premium phosphate and potash products globally and later worked in the seed industry. Matias has a PhD in crop science from the University of Illinois.
Matias is responsible for providing agronomic support to Koch Agronomic Services’ customers in Latin America, particularly for enhanced efficiency products. Prior to working with Koch he provided agronomic support for premium phosphate and potash products globally and later worked in the seed industry. Matias has a PhD in crop science from the University of Illinois.
Kent Lambden
Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy, Actagro
Lambden has spent the past 24 years in the global fertilizer and plant nutrition sectors, currently holding the role of VP, Global Business Development & Strategy with Actagro, a California USA based soil and plant health technology company. Prior to joining Actagro, he led Global Business Development Activities for Overland Park, Kansas based Compass Minerals where he was...
Lambden has spent the past 24 years in the global fertilizer and plant nutrition sectors, currently holding the role of VP, Global Business Development & Strategy with Actagro, a California USA based soil and plant health technology company. Prior to joining Actagro, he led Global Business Development Activities for Overland Park, Kansas based Compass Minerals where he was responsible for global new business development activities surrounding the acquisitions and subsequent adoption of product portfolios from specialty fertilizer companies Wolf Trax based in Winnipeg, Canada as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil based Produquimica. During his period of time at Compass Minerals, the company expanded its commercial market presence from 8 to 35 countries on 5 continents. Prior to joining Compass Minerals, Lambden led and executed the development of a global value added specialty fertilizer product portfolio to compliment Decatur, Illinois based Archer Daniels Midland’s global fertilizer platform, predominately in Brazil as well as activities in various markets on 4 continents. During the course of his career, Lambden has held escalating roles of responsibility developing projects, products and geographies globally with projects completed in Brazil, India, UAE, Oman, Turkey, USA and products commercialized in over 30 countries. Lambden holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Bede Heren
North America Editor, Fertilizers, Argus
Bede Heren runs Argus’ fertilizer desk in North America, which publishes two weekly reports covering fertilizer, sulphur and sulphuric acid markets, as well as a monthly report on feed grade minerals. He has worked at Argus for six years and moved to Texas last year from London.
Bede Heren runs Argus’ fertilizer desk in North America, which publishes two weekly reports covering fertilizer, sulphur and sulphuric acid markets, as well as a monthly report on feed grade minerals. He has worked at Argus for six years and moved to Texas last year from London.
Mauricio Izquierdo Gebauer
General Manager, Agrogestion Vitra Ltda
Mauricio Izquierdo Gebauer is general manager of Agrogestion Vitra in Chile, and has held a variety of roles in different departments at the firm since 2004. He trained as an agronomist, specialising in agrobusiness at the Universidad Mayor Chile.
Mauricio Izquierdo Gebauer is general manager of Agrogestion Vitra in Chile, and has held a variety of roles in different departments at the firm since 2004. He trained as an agronomist, specialising in agrobusiness at the Universidad Mayor Chile.
Juan Guillermo Naranjo
General Manager, Rio Claro SCA
Juan Naranjo is a General Manager at Rio Claro Agro in Colombia. He has managed the company through its new expansion stage with three production plants and expanding the business into new markets. Prior to his current role, Juan Guillermo has held various roles at Rio Claro Agro, including Commercial Manager where he oversaw the company’s growth from a local enterprise to...
Juan Naranjo is a General Manager at Rio Claro Agro in Colombia. He has managed the company through its new expansion stage with three production plants and expanding the business into new markets. Prior to his current role, Juan Guillermo has held various roles at Rio Claro Agro, including Commercial Manager where he oversaw the company’s growth from a local enterprise to a company covering the whole of Colombia and exporting to three companies.
Amit Vasavada
SVP, R&D and Chief Technology Officer, Marrone Bio Innovations
Amit is the Senior Vice-President for research and development (R&D) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, California. He received his doctorate in applied microbiology from the University of California, Davis. Since his doctoral training, he has been involved in translational R&D, process development and the manufacturing of bio-based pro...
Amit is the Senior Vice-President for research and development (R&D) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Marrone Bio Innovations in Davis, California. He received his doctorate in applied microbiology from the University of California, Davis. Since his doctoral training, he has been involved in translational R&D, process development and the manufacturing of bio-based products in the agricultural, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to joining Marrone Bio Innovations in 2014, he served in various capacities at Monsanto, Diversa, Chiron and Life Technologies. Amit currently leads Marrone Bio Innovations’ R&D efforts to discover, develop and deliver smart, natural and sustainable biological pesticides and plant health products in addition to supporting technology scouting and manufacturing operations.
Steve Mitchell
Editor, Nitrogen, Argus
Stephen Mitchell has spent more than 40 years analysing and reporting on fertilizer and fertilizer raw material markets, the last 15 years working exclusively on nitrogen. Stephen is responsible for Argus' daily and weekly nitrogen reporting and contributes to its short-term price forecasting services. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has developed conta...
Stephen Mitchell has spent more than 40 years analysing and reporting on fertilizer and fertilizer raw material markets, the last 15 years working exclusively on nitrogen. Stephen is responsible for Argus' daily and weekly nitrogen reporting and contributes to its short-term price forecasting services. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has developed contacts with senior executives in all aspects of the fertilizer industry.
Mike Nash
Senior Editor, Phosphates and Africa, Argus
Mike Nash is the Editor of Argus’ weekly phosphates report, the main contributor to the Argus Monthly Phosphates Outlook and is responsible for developing Argus’ editorial coverage of fertilizers, with special responsibility for the emerging African sector. He has 15 years’ experience covering the international phosphates and other fertilizer markets for a variety of UK-ba...
Mike Nash is the Editor of Argus’ weekly phosphates report, the main contributor to the Argus Monthly Phosphates Outlook and is responsible for developing Argus’ editorial coverage of fertilizers, with special responsibility for the emerging African sector. He has 15 years’ experience covering the international phosphates and other fertilizer markets for a variety of UK-based price reporting agencies. He has also covered international energy and petrochemical markets and previously edited a number of manufacturing and engineering titles in the UK. Mike is an experienced speaker, presenting papers at various international industry events including AFA Cairo in 2011 and 2014 and GPCA in Dubai and Oman, TSI World Symposium, the FAI conference in Delhi as well as at many Argus events around the world and at numerous investor events and conferences. Mike is based in London. He is a graduate of Reading University with a BSc Hons degree in geography and economics and postgraduate studies in marketing.
Rodrigo M Boaretto
Agronomist, IAC
Rodrigo has been a Scientific Researcher at the Agronomic Institute since 2006. He has experience in soil fertility and plant nutrition, focusing on nutrient absorption and mobility, fertilizer use efficiency, foliar fertilization and use of isotopic techniques. Rodrigo graduated in Agronomy at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo and has a P...
Rodrigo has been a Scientific Researcher at the Agronomic Institute since 2006. He has experience in soil fertility and plant nutrition, focusing on nutrient absorption and mobility, fertilizer use efficiency, foliar fertilization and use of isotopic techniques. Rodrigo graduated in Agronomy at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of Sao Paulo and has a PhD in Nuclear Energy in Agriculture from the Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, University of Sao Paulo.
Franck Hennequart
Director Research & Innovation, Algaia
Franck Hennequart is an Engineer, graduated in the Marine Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory of the University of Caen (Normandy, France), specialised in the valorisation of marine resources. Franck worked first for 3 years in British Columbia in Canada as R&D project assistant for a Provincial organisation promoting partnership between Industry and Research groups for t...
Franck Hennequart is an Engineer, graduated in the Marine Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory of the University of Caen (Normandy, France), specialised in the valorisation of marine resources. Franck worked first for 3 years in British Columbia in Canada as R&D project assistant for a Provincial organisation promoting partnership between Industry and Research groups for technological transfer in aquaculture. Back in Europe, he has been then appointed Project Coordinator in the Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group of the Dept. of Biochemistry at National University of Ireland Galway. In parallel, he participated to the creation and the setup of OGT, an Irish company developing novel seaweed extracts. In June 2008, Franck joined OGT full time as Technical Director. OGT was acquired by the Spanish company Tradecorp International in June 2014 where he became global seaweed project manager for the whole group. Early 2016, Franck and his colleagues turned over a spin-off company into ALGAIA, a company producing seaweed extracts and specialised in providing consultancy, analyses and bioactivity tests for the valorisation of algae in many sectors of activities. Franck is also share-holder of a French consulting company called SEANEO specialised in management of aquaculture, artificial reefs and Marine Protected Areas.
Jose Francisco da Cunha
Agronomist, Tec Fertil
Jose has worked in the fertility and fertilizers since 1979, for companies such as Solorrico, Eucatex, Copas, Nutriplant and Galvani. He is a managing partner of TEC-FERTIL LTDA, an agricultural business and consulting company. He provides support to the agricultural area in the planned administration of activities such as definition of crops, choice of varieties and optim...
Jose has worked in the fertility and fertilizers since 1979, for companies such as Solorrico, Eucatex, Copas, Nutriplant and Galvani. He is a managing partner of TEC-FERTIL LTDA, an agricultural business and consulting company. He provides support to the agricultural area in the planned administration of activities such as definition of crops, choice of varieties and optimisation of fertilizer expenditures, allowing the achievement of better yields and production at lower costs.
Cleiton de Sequeira
Global Market Development Manager, Agriculture, Rio Tinto
Dr Cleiton de Sequeira joined U.S. Borax in December 2018 based in Chicago, US. He is responsible for the company’s global market development strategy in agriculture and is involved with product development and marketing. Prior to joining U.S. Borax, Cleiton worked as a sales agronomist in Wichita, US, and as manager for agronomy and sales in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Bueno...
Dr Cleiton de Sequeira joined U.S. Borax in December 2018 based in Chicago, US. He is responsible for the company’s global market development strategy in agriculture and is involved with product development and marketing. Prior to joining U.S. Borax, Cleiton worked as a sales agronomist in Wichita, US, and as manager for agronomy and sales in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, for Koch Agronomic Services. His experience includes agronomy, research, sales, market development, marketing and strategic planning. He has a degree in agronomic engineering and a master’s degree in soil science and plant nutrition from the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil. Cleiton also holds a PhD in crop and soil environmental science from Virginia Tech and an Executive MBA from IAE Business School of Austral University in Argentina.
Eduardo Daher
Consultant, Macrosector
Eduardo Daher is a trained economist and administrator with graduate and postgraduate degrees in marketing from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil. He is director and a former president of the country’s association of rural marketing and agribusiness, ABMR&A, and works as an adviser to the Brazilian Agribusiness Association, Abag, the Superior Agribusiness Council and the A...
Eduardo Daher is a trained economist and administrator with graduate and postgraduate degrees in marketing from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil. He is director and a former president of the country’s association of rural marketing and agribusiness, ABMR&A, and works as an adviser to the Brazilian Agribusiness Association, Abag, the Superior Agribusiness Council and the Agricultural Research Development Foundation, FUNDEPAG, which is linked to the agriculture ministry. He has been an executive director of the country’s fertilizer association, Anda, and its association of plant protection, Andef. Daher has published several articles on Brazilian agribusiness, with a focus on the agricultural inputs segment, and is a lecturer and co-ordinator of courses and seminars on input marketing.
Ismail Cakmak
Researcher, Sabanci University
Ismail Cakmak has a PhD from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany and is currently a professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles, received around 27,750 citations and was named a highly cited researcher in agricultural sciences by Clarivate Analytics (Thomson Reuters) in 2017 and 2019. He received the I...
Ismail Cakmak has a PhD from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany and is currently a professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed articles, received around 27,750 citations and was named a highly cited researcher in agricultural sciences by Clarivate Analytics (Thomson Reuters) in 2017 and 2019. He received the IFA-International Crop Nutrition Award in 2005, the Australian Crawford Fund’s Derek Tribe Award Medal in 2007, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Georg Forster Research Award in 2014, the International Plant Nutrition Institute’s IPNI Science Award in 2016 and the World Academy of Sciences’ Agricultural Science Prize in 2016. He is an elected member of The Academy of Europe and The Science Academy of Turkey. He has co-ordinated the International HarvestZinc project in 12 countries over the past 10 years , exploring the role of agronomic biofortification in the enrichment of food crops with micronutrients, especially zinc and iodine.
Kelly H Johnson
Senior Investment Officer Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services, IFC
Kelly is a senior investment officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, based in Washington, D.C. IFC is the largest multilateral source of financing for private investment in emerging markets. Kelly’s primary focus is business development and the promotion of IFC investment in the refining, chemical and...
Kelly is a senior investment officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, based in Washington, D.C. IFC is the largest multilateral source of financing for private investment in emerging markets. Kelly’s primary focus is business development and the promotion of IFC investment in the refining, chemical and fertiliser sectors in the Latin America and Caribbean regions. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the downstream energy sector, he has arranged nearly US2bn in global financing and structured projects around the world. Before joining IFC, Kelly spent 10 years in trading, supply, logistics and marketing at Mobil Oil Corporation.
Alberto Rodríguez
Chief Executive Officer, FERTIEUROPA
Alberto joined Fertieruopa, a Spanish fertilizer manufactured located in Bilbao, last year. Prior to this, he was Deputy Corporate Sales Director for Retevision, a carrier services provider, in Barcelona. Alberto started his career as a Country Manager in Saudi Arabia for telecommunications firm Televes, before moving to law firm Marquez Associates as a Management Consulta...
Alberto joined Fertieruopa, a Spanish fertilizer manufactured located in Bilbao, last year. Prior to this, he was Deputy Corporate Sales Director for Retevision, a carrier services provider, in Barcelona. Alberto started his career as a Country Manager in Saudi Arabia for telecommunications firm Televes, before moving to law firm Marquez Associates as a Management Consultant. He has an MsC in telecommunication engineering from the University of Vigo.
Markus Schmid
Head of N Business Management, BASF
Dr. Markus Schmid. After earning his PhD in chemistry, Markus joined BASF as a Lab Team Leader in Polymer Research in 2000. After job assignments in R&D and corporate strategy, and project management he took over the responsibility of the N management business at BASF´s Agricultural Solutions division.
Dr. Markus Schmid. After earning his PhD in chemistry, Markus joined BASF as a Lab Team Leader in Polymer Research in 2000. After job assignments in R&D and corporate strategy, and project management he took over the responsibility of the N management business at BASF´s Agricultural Solutions division.
Guilherme Soria Bastos Filho
Director of Agricultural Policies and Information, Conab
Guilherme Filho is executive director of agricultural policies and information at Brazil's agriculture statistics agency, Conab. He has also worked as head of market intelligence for trading at Multigrain/Mitsui, as an executive director and partner of consulting companies Agroconsult and Agri63 Investments, as a consultant at the World Bank and researcher for Brazilian th...
Guilherme Filho is executive director of agricultural policies and information at Brazil's agriculture statistics agency, Conab. He has also worked as head of market intelligence for trading at Multigrain/Mitsui, as an executive director and partner of consulting companies Agroconsult and Agri63 Investments, as a consultant at the World Bank and researcher for Brazilian think-tank the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the Federal University of Vicosa, and master’s degrees in applied economics from ESALQ/USP and agricultural economics from the University of Maryland.
Luiz Dimenstein
Area Manager, ADOB
Luiz is an expert in fertigation and plant nutrition. Since 2018 he has been the regional manager in Brazil for Poland’s ADOB, one of the world’s biggest chelates producers, besides several other soluble speciality fertilizers. Over the last 30 years he has developed and improved the fertigation monitoring method based on electric conductivity — EC manipulation by soluble ...
Luiz is an expert in fertigation and plant nutrition. Since 2018 he has been the regional manager in Brazil for Poland’s ADOB, one of the world’s biggest chelates producers, besides several other soluble speciality fertilizers. Over the last 30 years he has developed and improved the fertigation monitoring method based on electric conductivity — EC manipulation by soluble fertilizers using easy fast test kits — and innovations described in his 2019 book Fertigation Management. Since 1997 his consulting company has supported many companies in the fertilizers, irrigation and big farms segments. He is author of the patent “pH shock treatment by soluble PK fertilizers at extreme pH by foliar application for both plant nutrition and reduction of pests and diseases, sensitive to extreme pH by contact”, which was registered by ICL Fertilizers and supported all trials and development of these fertilizers. He received his master’s degree in agriculture field crops and vegetables from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel and from Vulcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel.
Marcelo Guimaraes
General Coordinator of Agricultural Studies and Information, Ministry of Agriculture
Marcelo has an economics degree and master’s in agribusiness from the University of Brasilia, as well as a master’s in agricultural economics from Wye College/University of London. He has worked for consultancy firms and financial institutions and was an Adviser at Brazil’s Secretariat for International Affairs in the Ministry of Planning. Marcelo is a Senior Economist at ...
Marcelo has an economics degree and master’s in agribusiness from the University of Brasilia, as well as a master’s in agricultural economics from Wye College/University of London. He has worked for consultancy firms and financial institutions and was an Adviser at Brazil’s Secretariat for International Affairs in the Ministry of Planning. Marcelo is a Senior Economist at the country’s National Food Supply Company, Conab, and has been seconded to the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil for more than 20 years, where he has held several posts, including Director of Risk Management, Deputy Director of Economic Studies and Brazil Representative to the Market Information Organization of the Americas (MIOA). He is currently an Adviser at the Department of Studies and Prospects in the Ministry of Agriculture and Chairman of the G20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), in which he has been Brazil Representative since its inception.
Matt Albrecht
SVP, Marketing, Canpotex
Matt was appointed Senior Vice-President, Marketing for north Asia and Brazil at Canpotex in 2012. He took over responsibility for the rest of Canpotex’s Asian markets and for the Australasia market region in 2017. Matt joined Canpotex as Vice-President, Marketing for north Asia and Australasia in 2004, with nearly 20 years of previous marketing experience in the fertilize...
Matt was appointed Senior Vice-President, Marketing for north Asia and Brazil at Canpotex in 2012. He took over responsibility for the rest of Canpotex’s Asian markets and for the Australasia market region in 2017. Matt joined Canpotex as Vice-President, Marketing for north Asia and Australasia in 2004, with nearly 20 years of previous marketing experience in the fertilizer industry, including 16 years at IMC Fertilizer (now The Mosaic Company). Matt is a member of the Canpotex executive leadership team and currently serves as a director on the boards of Canpotex International Pte Limited, Canpotex International (Canada) Limited and Canpotex (Japan) Limited. He previously served as a director on the boards of IMC India, IMC Hong Kong and Coromandel Fertilizer Company in India. Matt has a degree in marketing from the business school at Michigan State University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
Jose de Sousa
Program Manager, IFA
Jose de Sousa is the Program Manager for Supply Data at the new market intelligence (MI) service of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). He co-ordinates and oversees the activities of the service in terms of statistical publications. Jose joined the IFA in 1990 and since then has undertaken various responsibilities related to PIT nitrogen coverage, including exp...
Jose de Sousa is the Program Manager for Supply Data at the new market intelligence (MI) service of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). He co-ordinates and oversees the activities of the service in terms of statistical publications. Jose joined the IFA in 1990 and since then has undertaken various responsibilities related to PIT nitrogen coverage, including expanding into market intelligence and statistical surveys on the supply of nitrogen in all forms and N technical uses. He holds diplomas in international trade from the University of Paris XI and XII and a doctorate in economical anthropology from Paris-La Sorbonne University.
Valter Casarin
Professor of Soil Management, ESALQ/USP
Agronomist Engineer (School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences/UNESP) and Forest Engineer (Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture/USP). Master in Soils and Plant Nutrition - Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture. Doctor in Soil Sciences - École Supérieure Agronomique, Montpellier, France. He was college professor in Agronomy and Forest Engineering courses and technical c...
Agronomist Engineer (School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences/UNESP) and Forest Engineer (Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture/USP). Master in Soils and Plant Nutrition - Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture. Doctor in Soil Sciences - École Supérieure Agronomique, Montpellier, France. He was college professor in Agronomy and Forest Engineering courses and technical consultant to fertilizer companies. He was Associate Director to the International Plant Nutrition Institute. Currently, he is a professor at the Course for Specialization in Soils and Plant Nutrition, from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture/USP, and Scientific Coordinator of the Initiative Nutrients for Life.
Fernanda Cabral Santaniel
Fertilizer Manager, Compoexpert
Fernanda is an Agronomist who trained at Paulista State University, and who has held an internship at the Puebla State Department of Agriculture and at the soil fertility department at Oklahoma State University. She has worked at Compo Expert since 2014, heading up the technical department and acting as soybean and corn crop manager, responsible for product and market deve...
Fernanda is an Agronomist who trained at Paulista State University, and who has held an internship at the Puebla State Department of Agriculture and at the soil fertility department at Oklahoma State University. She has worked at Compo Expert since 2014, heading up the technical department and acting as soybean and corn crop manager, responsible for product and market development.
Flavia Bohone
Agriculture Market Editor, Argus
Flavia Bohone is the agriculture and fertilizer editor for Argus Brazil. With 20 years’ experience in business and financial journalism, she joined Argus in May to develop agricultural coverage in Brazil. Previously, she has worked at newswires such as Reuters and Bloomberg.
Flavia Bohone is the agriculture and fertilizer editor for Argus Brazil. With 20 years’ experience in business and financial journalism, she joined Argus in May to develop agricultural coverage in Brazil. Previously, she has worked at newswires such as Reuters and Bloomberg.
Hasan Tarique
Senior Consultant, Fertilizers, Argus
Hasan is the lead for fertilizers consulting for the Americas region at Argus Consulting Services – the consulting arm of Argus Media. Hasan started his career as a business consultant with Accenture with a focus on the natural resources sector, before moving into industry where he spent time in corporate strategy departments at BHP and Canpotex focusing on supply-demand f...
Hasan is the lead for fertilizers consulting for the Americas region at Argus Consulting Services – the consulting arm of Argus Media. Hasan started his career as a business consultant with Accenture with a focus on the natural resources sector, before moving into industry where he spent time in corporate strategy departments at BHP and Canpotex focusing on supply-demand fundamentals, price forecasting, portfolio optimisation, valuations and project management. In the fertilizers space, his expertise is in potash, with experience in mining development projects, sales and operations planning, strategy and market analysis, and supply chain and logistics. At Argus, Hasan has led consulting projects in grain exports and supply chain, due diligence for greenfield potash, market fundamentals for ammonia plant investment evaluation, and specialty multi-nutrient fertilizers.
Carlos Eduardo Lustosa Florence
Executive Director, AMA
Economist, Agriculture Technician, has worked in the fertilizer sector for 53 years. He held executive positions in producing and blending companies, owned a fertilizer blending company, and has worked at AMA Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Fertilizer Mixers, as its Executive Director for 31 years. This organization represents 70% of the companies in the fertilizer in...
Economist, Agriculture Technician, has worked in the fertilizer sector for 53 years. He held executive positions in producing and blending companies, owned a fertilizer blending company, and has worked at AMA Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Fertilizer Mixers, as its Executive Director for 31 years. This organization represents 70% of the companies in the fertilizer industry in Brazil. In parallel to his professional activities, he is dedicated to literature, maintaining a blog, and published at the end of 2018 his novel “Ensaios à Solidão” (“Essays to Loneliness”).
Gustavo Branco
Vice President, Abisolo
Gustavo has 25 years of solid experience in development, deployment and management in commercial areas, marketing and international administration, the development of new products and processes, acquiring business strategic vision, strong strategic planning, and business management. He has focused on plant nutrition since 2008. Gustavo graduated in aeronautic engineering a...
Gustavo has 25 years of solid experience in development, deployment and management in commercial areas, marketing and international administration, the development of new products and processes, acquiring business strategic vision, strong strategic planning, and business management. He has focused on plant nutrition since 2008. Gustavo graduated in aeronautic engineering and has an MBA in marketing. He is currently General Director at Haifa South America and is Vice-President of Brazilian fertilizer association ABISOLO.
Atila Mogor
Professor, Federal University of Parana
Atila is an Agricultural Technician and Agronomist with experience in the following sectors — interactions between plant physiology and plant nutrition and co-ordination of biofertilizers for the evaluation of bioactive substances. He holds an MSc and doctorate in Agronomy/Horticulture from Brazil’s Federal University of Parana and has a PhD in biochemistry.
Atila is an Agricultural Technician and Agronomist with experience in the following sectors — interactions between plant physiology and plant nutrition and co-ordination of biofertilizers for the evaluation of bioactive substances. He holds an MSc and doctorate in Agronomy/Horticulture from Brazil’s Federal University of Parana and has a PhD in biochemistry.
Enrique Hahn Villalba
Executive Director, Sustentap Precision Agriculture
Anderson Galvao
CEO, Celeres
Rahul Mohan
Exports Director, Indorama
Thiago Pozzobon
Fertilizers Division Manager, Vigna Brasil
Thiago is the manager of Vigna Brasil’s fertilizer division. An agronomist with nearly 20 years’ experience, he has worked for global and national special fertilizer companies and has broad understanding of the specialty plant nutrition and physiology markets. At present, he is working with regulatory and strategic services to help agricultural companies worldwide better e...
Thiago is the manager of Vigna Brasil’s fertilizer division. An agronomist with nearly 20 years’ experience, he has worked for global and national special fertilizer companies and has broad understanding of the specialty plant nutrition and physiology markets. At present, he is working with regulatory and strategic services to help agricultural companies worldwide better explore the Brazilian market. His expertise covers mineral, organic, organomineral, biofertilizers, biologicals (inoculants and soil conditioners), soil amendments and substrates.
Ali Asaff
R&D Manager, Innovak Global