Adecoagro appoints former Gavilon CEO to board

by Holly Demaree
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LUXEMBOURG — Adecoagro, an agro-industrial company in South America, appointed Jim Anderson, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Gavilon Group, to the company's board of directors, effective Dec. 22.

“Jim brings over 30 years of executive leadership experience throughout the agribusiness sector,” said Mariano Bosch, CEO. “We look forward to benefitting from his valuable perspective and counsel as our business continues to grow.”

Anderson currently serves as board member of Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer based in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He served as CEO and president of The Gavilon Group, a commodity management firm from October 2015 to February 2016, and previously as chief operating officer (COO) of agriculture and COO of fertilizer since March 2010.  Anderson also served United Malt Holdings, a producer of malt for use in the brewing and distilling industries, as CEO and member of the board of directors from 2006 -10. Prior to that, beginning in April 2003, he was COO and executive vice-president of CT Malt, a joint venture between ConAgra Foods and Tiger Brands of South Africa.

Anderson's experience in the agricultural processing and trading business includes serving as senior-vice president and then president of ConAgra Grain Companies. His career also includes lead trading positions with Ferruzzi USA and as an operations manager for Pillsbury Co. He has a bachelor of arts degree with a finance emphasis from the University of Wisconsin Platteville.

Anderson will fill the vacancy left following Dwight Anderson's decision to step down from the board of directors after almost 3 years.

“On behalf of the board and senior management team, I would like to thank Dwight for his leadership and commitment throughout his tenure,” Bosch said. “We wish him success in his future endeavors.”

Adecoagro is an agricultural company in South America. The company owns over 247,000 hectares of farmland and several industrial facilities spread across the most productive regions of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, where it produces over 1.7 million tonnes of agricultural products, including sugar, ethanol, bio-electricity, corn, wheat, soybeans, white rice, and dairy products.

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