Agriculture Investment Summit Asia - list of confirmed speakers

 

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Mr Deepak Atal speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Deepak Atal
Managing Director
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt.Ltd

Mr Angel Barrio speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Angel Barrio
Director
High Density Olives Pty Ltd

3.50pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Tim Collver speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Tim Collver
Chairman
PlantAsian

Tim has over 35 years’ experience in natural resources and related financing of economic developments in Canada, Australia and the S.E. Asia - Pacific region. Geological studies from mid 1970¹s lead into mid 1980¹s commodity research which progressed into banking in Sydney Australia with Security Pacific Bank (now Bank of America) and Westpac...

11am Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Stephen Diggle speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Stephen Diggle
Founder
Vulpes Investment Management

2.30pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Peter Douglas speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Peter Douglas
Principal
GFIA

1pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Mark Ebert speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Mark Ebert
Chairman
Milltrust International Group

Mark Ebert, is the Chairman of Milltrust International Group, a global investment organisation focused exclusively on providing investment management expertise on traditional and alternative investments in the Emerging Markets. Mr Ebert plays an active role overseeing the firm’s private placements business, which is focussed on the agricultural...

9.30am Pre-conference Workshop (15 October)
Mr Michael Ferrari speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Michael Ferrari
Agricultural Commodity Director
The Coca-Cola Company

Expertise across the domains of climate, geophysical, biophysical and commodity research and risk management. Commercialization of scientific research and technology transfer. Commercial research application areas: weather, climate & environmental risk, energy and agricultural commodity markets, applied...

9.10am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
10.30am Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Vasile Foca speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Vasile Foca
Chairman
Talis Capital Ltd

Director and co-founder of Talis Capital, Vasile is also a director and co-founder of Finch Investments. Prior to Finch Investments Vasile was the co-founder of Ukraine Capital Partners , investment manager with Electra Partners, and co-founder of INTRESCO LTD (a ship-management company operating in the UK and Ukraine). He holds an MBA degree from ...

4.10pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Fadhil Hasan speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Fadhil Hasan
CEO
GAPKI

Having more than thirty of experiences in conducting economic policy research and consultancy in areas of macroeconomics, industries, agricultural and public policies both in government and private sectors. Currently is an Executive Director of the Indonesian palm Oil Association and Senior Economist at Institute for Development of Economics and...

2.10pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr David Heinjus speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr David Heinjus
Managing Director
Rural Directions Pty Ltd

David is the Managing Director of South Australia’s largest farm and agribusiness consulting company, Rural Directions Pty Ltd. He leads at team of 25 people who work closely with farmers and agribusiness to help them achieve their goals and maximize their return on investment. David has vast experience in working with farmers across southern...

2.30pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Simon Hopkins speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Simon Hopkins
CEO &Founder
Milltrust International Group

Simon Hopkins – has been a senior figure in the international investment management industry for more than a decade, having started his career in 1986. In December 2010, Mr Hopkins founded and became the CEO of the Milltrust International Group, a new global investment group of leading industry professionals focusing exclusively on providing...

3.30pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
9.30am Pre-conference Workshop (15 October)
My Guy Huybrechts speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
My Guy Huybrechts
Strategic Development Director
Farm Frites

Guy is Strategic Development Director for Farm Frites, the 4 largest supplier of frozen potato products worldwide with operations in Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East and sales of over USD 500 million since 2009. He also sits on various boards and advises food companies in Europe and N. America and is on the Expert Committee of Bencis...

9.10am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
12pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Rahul Jaisingh speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Rahul Jaisingh
Director - Consumer Sector
CIMB

Mr Nico Janssen speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Nico Janssen
Agriculture and Renewable Energy Portfolio director
SNV Asia

Mr. Nico Janssen is an agricultural value chain development specialist with demonstrated field based experience in value chain analysis, intervention design and planning and facilitation of complex multi-stakeholder market development processes. With 13 years of experiences, including four years as FAO employee, Mr. Janssen career includes work in ...

12pm Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Peter Johnston speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Peter Johnston
Business Manager
GEOSYS

As a graduate of Melbourne University in Agricultural Science, Peter has worked in the Precision Ag sector for the past 15 years, seeing the evolution and commercialisation of various technologies in the agricultural sector. The growing demand for agricultural production has driven technological innovation focused on input efficiency and increased ...

2pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Kalib Kersh speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Kalib Kersh
Analyst
Lux Research

Kalib Kersh covers Bio-based Materials and Chemicals and Alternative Fuels for Lux Research. Kalib addresses client questions on the entire value chain for bio-based industrial processes, including feedstocks, processes, and markets. Other common topics of focus include key players and partnerships, capital light strategies, and emerging...

2.30pm Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Jonathan Lassers speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Jonathan Lassers
Managing Partner
Ariel Investment Management

Jonathan Lassers, has been resident in Uruguay for the last 7 years undertaking property development, investment and advisory roles throughout Latin America. He has 25 years experience of land and property development in the UK, USA and Latin America. He has start-up, corporate restructuring and strategic planning experience in the...

10am Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Victor Lean speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Victor Lean
Managing Partner
Caudex Asia

Victor Lean is the Managing Partner of Caudex Asia, a food and agriculture private equity firm based in Singapore.

9.50am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Martin Lemoine speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Martin Lemoine
Investment Specialist
Asian Development Bank

Martin Lemoine is an Investment Specialist with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), leading equity and debt investments in private sector companies and projects. Martin's focus is the food-energy-water nexus. He has led investments in agribusiness, renewable energy, and water systems across Asia. In the agribusiness space, Martin is currently...

9.50am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Dr Roger Mandel speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Dr Roger Mandel
Agriculture Lecturer
Curtin University

I am a farm boy from the Canadian Wheatbelt area of Southern Alberta. I grew up on a family run wheat and cattle property near the Rocky Mountains and US border. I learned my practical farming skill from my father that planted his first crop with a team of horses and his last crop with auto-steer Tractor. My education is in general biology and...

2pm Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Andrew McConville speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Andrew McConville
Head of Corporate Affairs Asia Pacific
Syngenta

Andrew McConville is a leading communications practitioner and recognised as a senior figure in the practice of public affairs and stakeholder management for Agribusiness. He has over a decade’s experience in public relations, public affairs and general management. Educated with first class honours from the University of New England and Oxford...

11.30am Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Peter James Moore speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Peter James Moore
COO - International Farming Ventures
Fonterra

Since March 2008 Peter has been leading the development of Fonterra’s offshore milk supply with a focus on China, India and South America. This includes responsibility for the implementation of Fonterra milk quality standards of excellence for milk collected and processed outside of New Zealand and Fonterra Farming operations in China, Brazil and...

9.10am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
1.40pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan
CFO
Invenio Holdings

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (known as Venkat) is the Senior Vice President of Olam International Limited. He also holds the position of Chief Financial Officer of Invenio Group (Subsidiary of Olam). This group engages in derivatives business such as Options Market Making, Volatility Trading, offering Risk Management Solutions and Fund...

3pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Vipul Prakash speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Vipul Prakash
Director - Agribusiness Asia
IFC

Mr Richard Price speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Richard Price
Partner
Price Sevensen

Richard is a Nuffield Agricultural Scholar with an impressive track record in farming, agribusiness and business start-ups that spans several countries. Richard developed and operated a large-scale farming business in the UK and is involved in extensive crop production in Australia. He also has agribusiness experience having engaged in producer...

9am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
11am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
9.15am Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Aaron Schapper speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Aaron Schapper
VP and GM of International Irrigation
Valley Irrigation

Aaron Schapper earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as a Bachelors of Art in Mandarin Chinese from the University of Utah. He continued his education at Kellogg Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, earning a Masters of Business Administration, as well as earning a Chinese...

2.50pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Sanjay Sethi speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Sanjay Sethi
Senior Vice President and Head - Africa Operations
Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

Sanjay Sethi is the Chief of African business of world’s second largest micro irrigation company – Jain Irrigation Systems. Sanjay is an expert in international relations and is developing farmlands and identifying right investment opportunities for client organizations. His advice has helped some African countries to fine tune their blue...

11.30am Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Patrick Tiah speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Patrick Tiah
Commodities Analyst
Goldman Sachs

Mr Sebastian Tobing speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Sebastian Tobing
Commodities Analyst
UBS

Sebastian Tobing joined UBS in September 2007 as an equity analyst, currently responsible for regional plantation sector in addition to utilities and telco sectors in Indonesia. Sebastian has had more than ten years of experience in the capital market with previous positions in sell side and buy side firms in Indonesia and the US. He is currently...

11am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Claudio Torres speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Claudio Torres
Regional Lead Asia Pacific
Monsanto

Education: • Master of Applied Finance, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile (2006) • MBA, Tulane University (2000) • Ag. Engineer, Universidad Catolica de Chile (1990) Languages: • Spanish • Portuguese • English Career Progression: • PANSEA Regional Lead (Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Monsanto, Seeds & Traits), Based in...

10am Future Farm Asia (17 October)
Mr Gordon Verrall speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Gordon Verrall
Managing Director
Corporate Agriculture Australia Pty Ltd

Gordon Verrall is Managing Director of Corporate Agriculture Australia Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s largest corporate agricultural advisory and management groups. Under his direction, the company has undertaken several significant projects for Sovereign Wealth Funds, private banks and investment funds as well as smaller and individual...

3.30pm Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Conrad Werner speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Conrad Werner
Commodities Analyst
Macquarie Securities

11am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr Kian Woon Yap speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Kian Woon Yap
Partner
CMIA Capital Partners

Kian Woon is currently a partner with CMIA Capital Partners, a private equity firm that focus on growth investments in China and SE Asia. Prior to joining to CMIA, Kian Woon held a number of senior appointments with reputable financial institutions including Bank of Singapore, ING Private Bank and 3i Asia Pacific,.

9.50am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
Mr David Yiend speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr David Yiend
CEO
Associated British Agriculture

9.10am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
9.30am Agriculture Investment Summit Day Two (17 October)
Mr Lee Keng Yong speaking at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Mr Lee Keng Yong
Manager- Agricultural Services
Nestlé

11.40am Agriculture Investment Summit Day One (16 October)
  

 
 
 
 
Sponsors
Showcase Sponsor
GEOSYS Australia Pty. Ltd. at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Showcase Sponsor
Valley Irrigation at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Associate Sponsor
Rural Directions Pty Ltd at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Associate Sponsor
PlantAsian Agro-Forestry Management Systems Inc. at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia
Associate Sponsor
Corporate Agriculture Australia Pty Ltd at Agriculture Investment Summit Asia