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Global Business Expert
This consultant has wide-ranging experience working with businesses around the world. He is originally from Brazil and attended the University of Arizona where he received a BS and MSc in Agronomy and Plant Genetics. He spent 25 years working for Pioneer Hi-Bred, the seed division of the Dupont Group. Twenty of those years were spent in Brazil where he served in several positions in the company. He assumed overall responsibility for Pioneer Operations in Brazil when he was appointed Executive Director in 1998. In 2006, he became the Pioneer International Director and was responsible for operations in Latin America, Africa and Asia. From 2007 to 2011, he returned to the United States, working at the Pioneer International Headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.
He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. His 10 years living in the United States gave him personal experience living as a non-native in a new culture. He also traveled extensively while supervising businesses in such diverse countries as Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, China and Indonesia. He has a deep understanding of the skills needed to successfully compete in the world of international business. Currently, he is living in his native country of Brazil where he is dedicated to consulting and educational work in agriculture and to his farm in the state of Tocatins.