21 3月 - 23 3月 2022
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Fertilizer Latino Americano

2022 FLA advisory Board

Argus is pleased to announce the Fertilizer Latino Americano 2022 Advisory Board. This board is made up of senior fertilizer industry professionals from across the Latin American fertilizer supply chain who help shape the conference. The Argus FLA Advisory Board ensures that Argus works hand-in-hand with the industry to create the most valuable event we can, for the industry.

The Argus Advisory Board will also allow us to work more closely with the industry to navigate the recovery from Covid-19 and beyond. We will consult with the Advisory Board on:                          

  • Location
  • Content
  • Speakers
  • Fresh look and feel to the conference
  • Expanding the delegate profile and sponsors

We invite you to explore our Advisory Board Members’ profiles below. 

Pre-register your interest now to receive further announcements regarding the physical return of the Fertilizer Latino Americano Conference for 2022. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Meet the advisory board

Fernando Mata
Director Latin America & Sub-Saharan Africa, Speciality Fertilizers, Koch AS
Fernando joined Koch in 2015 and moved to Uruguay to lead the specialty fertilizer business as Regional Director. He has been in the fertilizer industry for more than 26 years, starting his career in Argentina with Agrium (now Nutrien), where he worked for about 14 years, holding several different positions related to planning, trading, logistics, marketing and sales. Agri...
Fernando joined Koch in 2015 and moved to Uruguay to lead the specialty fertilizer business as Regional Director. He has been in the fertilizer industry for more than 26 years, starting his career in Argentina with Agrium (now Nutrien), where he worked for about 14 years, holding several different positions related to planning, trading, logistics, marketing and sales. Agrium appointed him to be part of the team that worked with Profertil in 1999. At Profertil he led a team that designed, implemented and executed the commercial strategy for the business, holding different positions related to sales and marketing for the domestic and international markets. Fernando holds a minor in agronomy, a major in agribusiness and an executive MBA.
Felipe De Carli
Fertilizer Trading - Barter Solutions, CHS Inc
Felipe works on the Brazilian fertilizer desk, managing pricing and operations. He holds a degree in Agronomy and previously worked at Syngenta and Yara Brazil as a Sales and Marketing Representative, acting in the south and central-west region.
Felipe works on the Brazilian fertilizer desk, managing pricing and operations. He holds a degree in Agronomy and previously worked at Syngenta and Yara Brazil as a Sales and Marketing Representative, acting in the south and central-west region.
María Fernanda González Sanjuan
Executive Director, Fertilizar AC
Maria has held her current position since 2008. She was previously the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Argentinian Seed Association and began her professional life as the Biosolids Agricultural Valorisation Project Manager for Aguas Argentinas. She is a specialist in soil fertility and fertiliser use and has a degree from the University of Buenos Aires faculty...
Maria has held her current position since 2008. She was previously the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Argentinian Seed Association and began her professional life as the Biosolids Agricultural Valorisation Project Manager for Aguas Argentinas. She is a specialist in soil fertility and fertiliser use and has a degree from the University of Buenos Aires faculty of agronomy.
Tomas Pitt
International Sales Manager, CF Industries
Tomas leads CF Industries’ international exports from the firm’s Chicago headquarters. He deals with UAN, urea, AN and ammonia exports, mainly to South America but also to Europe and other markets. He oversees the company’s international product development too. In his previous role with producer Mosaic Argentina, he served as a phosphate trader for seven years. Before joi...
Tomas leads CF Industries’ international exports from the firm’s Chicago headquarters. He deals with UAN, urea, AN and ammonia exports, mainly to South America but also to Europe and other markets. He oversees the company’s international product development too. In his previous role with producer Mosaic Argentina, he served as a phosphate trader for seven years. Before joining Mosaic in 2005, Tomas worked for producer Cargill for eight years, leading the procurement department for maintenance, repair and operational supplies for 11 soybean crushing plants and flour mills. He was also responsible for developing the domestic soybean market.
Ali Al-Deshan
Section Head Regional Sales, Phosphate & Ammonia SBU, Ma’aden
Ali was promoted to his current role in 2019 and is also a Commercial Manager, helping lead the phosphates business unit. Previous to this, he was the section head of sales for Latin America, leading Ma’aden activities mainly in Brazil and Argentina. Ali joined Ma’aden in 2012 as Senior Sales Executive in the industrial minerals business. He progressed through different ro...
Ali was promoted to his current role in 2019 and is also a Commercial Manager, helping lead the phosphates business unit. Previous to this, he was the section head of sales for Latin America, leading Ma’aden activities mainly in Brazil and Argentina. Ali joined Ma’aden in 2012 as Senior Sales Executive in the industrial minerals business. He progressed through different roles in industrial minerals before moving to phosphates in 2014. Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from King Abdulaziz university, Saudi Arabia, and a master’s degree in engineering management from Widener University, US.
Chaitanya Kosaraju
Director, Global Ammonia & International Sales, Nutrien
In his current role, Chaitanya oversees Nutrien’s international sales, driving value to stakeholders across the fertilizer supply chain and developing business growth opportunities. Chaitanya has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, sales and marketing in the fertilizer and industrial sectors. He is considered an expert in the global ammonia trade.
In his current role, Chaitanya oversees Nutrien’s international sales, driving value to stakeholders across the fertilizer supply chain and developing business growth opportunities. Chaitanya has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, sales and marketing in the fertilizer and industrial sectors. He is considered an expert in the global ammonia trade.
Munish Jindal
Chief Executive Officer, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals
Munish is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Chief Executive of Indorama Eleme Fertilizers and Chemicals. He has been part of the Indorama group for over 24 years and has more than 28 years of experience in corporate finance, insurance, commercial and business development in a variety of manufacturing industries. He has an honour’s d...
Munish is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Chief Executive of Indorama Eleme Fertilizers and Chemicals. He has been part of the Indorama group for over 24 years and has more than 28 years of experience in corporate finance, insurance, commercial and business development in a variety of manufacturing industries. He has an honour’s degree in commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce and is a chartered accountant.
Luis Mutuano
Senior Trader, Samsung C&T
Luis has 19 years´ experience in the fertilizer sector, trading macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients and specialties in the South American market. He joined Samsung in September 2020, trading fertilizers into Brazil and the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). He is currently focusing on establishing Samsung C&T as a reliable trading firm throughout the region, pro...
Luis has 19 years´ experience in the fertilizer sector, trading macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients and specialties in the South American market. He joined Samsung in September 2020, trading fertilizers into Brazil and the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). He is currently focusing on establishing Samsung C&T as a reliable trading firm throughout the region, providing customers with high-quality product and service.
Priscila Richetti
Senior Market Intelligence Manager in Governance and KPI, Yara Brasil
Before joining Yara Brasil in 2015, Priscila worked for several agribusiness firms such as Bunge and Rabobank. She has more than 15 years of experience in agribusiness and banking. Priscila has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in market intelligence from the FIA Business School in Brazil.
Before joining Yara Brasil in 2015, Priscila worked for several agribusiness firms such as Bunge and Rabobank. She has more than 15 years of experience in agribusiness and banking. Priscila has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in market intelligence from the FIA Business School in Brazil.
Ithamar Prada
Senior Director of Marketing and Innovation, ICL South America
Ithamar has 18 years of experience in the fertilizer industry in various areas, such as technical development, market development, research, and development and marketing roles. Ithamar was previously a professor of plant nutrition and soil fertility at the University Center of Patos de Minas in Brazil. He has a Master’s degree in Soil Science.
Ithamar has 18 years of experience in the fertilizer industry in various areas, such as technical development, market development, research, and development and marketing roles. Ithamar was previously a professor of plant nutrition and soil fertility at the University Center of Patos de Minas in Brazil. He has a Master’s degree in Soil Science.
Sergio De Zen
Director of Agricultural Policies and Information, CONAB
In his current role Sergio is Director of Agricultural Policy and Information at CONAB. Before this role, Sergio was the Chief Executive of research company FEALQ. He was also an external consultant for the World Bank and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, leading research projects in Washington, Germany and England, and developing strategic restructuring projects...
In his current role Sergio is Director of Agricultural Policy and Information at CONAB. Before this role, Sergio was the Chief Executive of research company FEALQ. He was also an external consultant for the World Bank and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, leading research projects in Washington, Germany and England, and developing strategic restructuring projects with Brazilian agribusiness companies. He has an agronomic engineering degree from USP and a master’s and doctorate in applied economics from USP.