01 апреля - 30 апреля 2020
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Fertilizer

Speakers

Julia Wang
Marketing Director, Asia, Phosagro
Ms. Wang joined Phosagro since June 2017. Her responsibility in Phosagro covers market analysis for Asia and coordination for Phosagro marketing programs in Asia with Moscow office. Ms. Wang’s main career before Phosagro was her 13 years working experience with Koch Nitrogen Company, Koch Fertilizer LLC and Koch AG & Energy Solutions LLC in Beijing China and Kansas, USA re...
Ms. Wang joined Phosagro since June 2017. Her responsibility in Phosagro covers market analysis for Asia and coordination for Phosagro marketing programs in Asia with Moscow office. Ms. Wang’s main career before Phosagro was her 13 years working experience with Koch Nitrogen Company, Koch Fertilizer LLC and Koch AG & Energy Solutions LLC in Beijing China and Kansas, USA respectively. Her roles at Koch were mainly China General Manager in Beijing office and Senior Market Analyst in Wichita office. Before Koch, Ms. Wang used to be teacher in Beijing Agricultural College and part-time agribusiness consultant. Ms. Wang also had a short period of consultant experience with Kennedy Information, LLC in USA and is the main writer for the report China Urea Market 2016-2021. Ms. Wang received her Master’s Degree in Economics from Shenyang Agricultural University in 1998. She finished the BiMBA program in Peking University and received her MBA degree from Fordham University in New York City in 2009.
Kevin Moran
Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
Kevin has worked on improving nutrient use efficiency for all of his career spanning over 40 years in the international fertilizer industry, firstly with Phosyn plc, then Yara. Following retirement in 2012 he formed his own consultancy, Kemnovation Ltd, focusing upon the benefits of best fertilizer management practices to achieve food and nutrition security globally whi...
Kevin has worked on improving nutrient use efficiency for all of his career spanning over 40 years in the international fertilizer industry, firstly with Phosyn plc, then Yara. Following retirement in 2012 he formed his own consultancy, Kemnovation Ltd, focusing upon the benefits of best fertilizer management practices to achieve food and nutrition security globally while reducing environmental impact. Kevin has authored many papers and strategic reports on ‘Value-Added’Fertilizers of every type and was appointed Honorary CTO of Kingenta Group of China in early 2014 to support their R&D, Production and Market development programmes internationally. He has also been closely associated with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) for many years.
Claira Lloyd
Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus
Claira Lloyd is Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader and Editor of Argus' weekly sulphur market report. She has over a decade of experience in the oil, gas and sulphur industry having prior to joining Argus edited global downstream oil and gas technical journals focussing on sulphur recovery, tank storage and oil and gas processing technologies. Claira has held training seminar...
Claira Lloyd is Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader and Editor of Argus' weekly sulphur market report. She has over a decade of experience in the oil, gas and sulphur industry having prior to joining Argus edited global downstream oil and gas technical journals focussing on sulphur recovery, tank storage and oil and gas processing technologies. Claira has held training seminars for key sulphur market participants and regularly presents to clients on market developments and at conferences. She is based in Argus' office in Central London.
Satish Chander
President, FAI 
Satish Chander is the Director General of the Fertiliser Association of India since June, 2008. He started his initial career with the Delhi University and thereafter joined Civil Service in India. In his career span of over 30 years he held various positions with the Government of India. As Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farm...
Satish Chander is the Director General of the Fertiliser Association of India since June, 2008. He started his initial career with the Delhi University and thereafter joined Civil Service in India. In his career span of over 30 years he held various positions with the Government of India. As Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare he held, inter alia, the position of Controller of Fertilisers and Central Registrar of Multi-State Cooperative Societies. He represented the Government of India on number of Board of Public Sector Companies and Multi-State Cooperative Societies. He has been associated with a large number of high level Committees constituted by the Government in addressing the issues concerning Indian farmers and Fertiliser Sector. He has been actively associated with the Government in the reform process of the fertiliser sector. He is on the Board of the Certified Crop Advisor Programme-India conducted by American Society of Agronomy. He is also on the Board of International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), U.S.A.
Suzie Haryanti Husain
Agronomist, Lhoist
Suzie Haryanti Husain has a strong passion for agriculture-related to plant nutrition. She started her careers as a Business Development Agronomist in one of the multinational company from Turkey in specializing in boron micronutrient production. Then, she worked as Plantation Agronomist in one of the international company world leading of nitrogen and NPK fertilizer compo...
Suzie Haryanti Husain has a strong passion for agriculture-related to plant nutrition. She started her careers as a Business Development Agronomist in one of the multinational company from Turkey in specializing in boron micronutrient production. Then, she worked as Plantation Agronomist in one of the international company world leading of nitrogen and NPK fertilizer compounds producer. With her strong agriculture background and knowledge, she is currently working as an Agronomist Asia for Lhoist Group. Her role is to develop new business development for lime-based products in Asia agriculture market. Currently, she works very closely with various government agencies as well as the private company of Malaysian oil palm plantation to introduce the liming program. Her educational background includes Master in Plantation Management, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and currently doing her research related to plant nutrition in oil palm. Her latest accomplishment was she has been awarded as one of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Scholar Award 2014.
Jingyan Sun
Rabo Research Food & Agribusiness, Rabobank
Jingyan Sun joins Rabobank since 2017 and is working on farm inputs industry research for Asia from the Rabobank Beijing office. Previously, Jingyan worked as Business Intelligence Manager of Bayer CropScience, responsible for conducting market research and providing market intelligence and strategic recommendation to management. Prior to that, she was with GFK Kynetec ...
Jingyan Sun joins Rabobank since 2017 and is working on farm inputs industry research for Asia from the Rabobank Beijing office. Previously, Jingyan worked as Business Intelligence Manager of Bayer CropScience, responsible for conducting market research and providing market intelligence and strategic recommendation to management. Prior to that, she was with GFK Kynetec as a research executive focusing on agriculture market research. Jingyan graduated from Nanjing Agricultural University and has a Ph.D in Insect Toxicology from China Agricultural University.
Xie Fang
Senior Analyst, Argus
Senior analyst with Argus. Worked with ChinaOil Jilin Co, China National Chemical Information Centre, Mosaic and Argus Media respectively. Have rich experiences in fertilizer market research and the market reporting, and knows well about the fertilizer industries and the fertilizer market.
Senior analyst with Argus. Worked with ChinaOil Jilin Co, China National Chemical Information Centre, Mosaic and Argus Media respectively. Have rich experiences in fertilizer market research and the market reporting, and knows well about the fertilizer industries and the fertilizer market.
Dr Grant Roberts
Chief Agronomist Asia, Yara Asia Pte Ltd
Grant Roberts is the chief agronomist for Yara Asia based in Singapore. His primary role is to provide technical and leadership support along with product management for the 11 countries that Yara operates within the Asian region. His focus is on ensuring Yara’s knowledge is transferred throughout the retail industry and that Asian agriculture benefits from the advanced ...
Grant Roberts is the chief agronomist for Yara Asia based in Singapore. His primary role is to provide technical and leadership support along with product management for the 11 countries that Yara operates within the Asian region. His focus is on ensuring Yara’s knowledge is transferred throughout the retail industry and that Asian agriculture benefits from the advanced fertilizers the whole industry has on offer. He previously held regional technical roles in Southern Australia for national retail distributors.
Gavin Chong
Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently the fertilizer business development vice-president for Asia. He has a previous eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production based in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently the fertilizer business development vice-president for Asia. He has a previous eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production based in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Stephen 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.
Luo Rong Quan
Marketing Director, Suzhou Kaiyuan
After graduation Luo worked in Chongqing Changan Auto Co., Ltd in a sales role during 2000-2002 in Guangdong province of China. From 2003 to 2005 he worked in Zhejiang Longsheng Group Co. Ltd as procurement manager for sulphur in Zhejiang province of China. In 2006 he began working at Suzhou Kaiyuan Group to start the sulphur trading business in China until now.
After graduation Luo worked in Chongqing Changan Auto Co., Ltd in a sales role during 2000-2002 in Guangdong province of China. From 2003 to 2005 he worked in Zhejiang Longsheng Group Co. Ltd as procurement manager for sulphur in Zhejiang province of China. In 2006 he began working at Suzhou Kaiyuan Group to start the sulphur trading business in China until now.
Nidhi Pandurangi
Reporter, Asia, Argus
Nidhi Pandurangi is an Asian fertilizers reporter based in Singapore, with over 3.5 years of experience covering various fertilizer products. Starting with the coverage of the phosphates market in London, she moved to cover the ammonia and urea markets in 2016. She moved to Singapore in early 2018 to cover the fertilizer markets in the Indian-subcontinent. Nidhi holds a ...
Nidhi Pandurangi is an Asian fertilizers reporter based in Singapore, with over 3.5 years of experience covering various fertilizer products. Starting with the coverage of the phosphates market in London, she moved to cover the ammonia and urea markets in 2016. She moved to Singapore in early 2018 to cover the fertilizer markets in the Indian-subcontinent. Nidhi holds a Master’s degree in Financial Journalism from City, University of London and a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Mumbai.
Gopal Chandak
Regional Head, West Africa & Asia, Fert and Agri Inputs, ETG
Gopal Chandak, Regional Head from Export Trading Group covers West Africa and Asia is a visionary professional with over 9 years of vast experience in the Fertilizer industry. He is a key member for ETG’s group fertilizer procurement. Under his leadership company has witnessed sales volumes from 30KMT to 600 KMT in last 6 years for West Africa and Asia. The organizatio...
Gopal Chandak, Regional Head from Export Trading Group covers West Africa and Asia is a visionary professional with over 9 years of vast experience in the Fertilizer industry. He is a key member for ETG’s group fertilizer procurement. Under his leadership company has witnessed sales volumes from 30KMT to 600 KMT in last 6 years for West Africa and Asia. The organization has experienced transformation by creating well recognized brand in West Africa. Gopal plays an instrumental role in developing and driving organizational strategies with strong leadership skills focusing on strategic partnerships and the development of people. He contributes to the company’s growth prospects in Africa and is also on Board of WAFA (West Africa Fertilizer Association Africa) since year 2016.
Mathias Shroeder
Managing Director Asia, Eurochem
Mathias leads EuroChem Asia’s marketing and sales activities, including the development of the Group’s distribution and strategic initiatives. He has been Head of Marketing and Sales Asia / Managing Director since 2012. Mathias started his fertilizer career in 2008 with K+S. Based in Mannheim / Germany he was in charge of sales for Middle East, Africa and Asia. He moved ...
Mathias leads EuroChem Asia’s marketing and sales activities, including the development of the Group’s distribution and strategic initiatives. He has been Head of Marketing and Sales Asia / Managing Director since 2012. Mathias started his fertilizer career in 2008 with K+S. Based in Mannheim / Germany he was in charge of sales for Middle East, Africa and Asia. He moved to Singapore as Director of K+S’ Nitrogen business in 2011 and joined EuroChem in 2012 after the company acquired K+S Nitrogen. Born in 1985, he is a German citizen and received an MBA from Cooperative State University Mannheim / Germany.
Son Nguyen
SSG International Pte Ltd
Mr. Son has been active in the fertilizer industry for more than 14 years with extensive experience in the NPK market of Vietnam. He was the former CEO of Mekatrade Viet Nam Co., Ltd which specialized in distributing NPK& DAP in local Vietnam market. He is currently the Director of SSG International Pte Ltd  with offices in Singapore & Vietnam specialized in marketing NPK ...
Mr. Son has been active in the fertilizer industry for more than 14 years with extensive experience in the NPK market of Vietnam. He was the former CEO of Mekatrade Viet Nam Co., Ltd which specialized in distributing NPK& DAP in local Vietnam market. He is currently the Director of SSG International Pte Ltd  with offices in Singapore & Vietnam specialized in marketing NPK & DAP to Vietnam market. His company is currently the distributor for Phosagro product and Rossosh NPK product for Vietnam market.
Pham Van Toan
Professor, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Prof.Dr. Pham Van Toan is vice president of Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS). He has served as the Director of the Post Graduate Training Department since 2011. Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Agricultural Microbiology at Vietnam Agricultural Science Institute (VASI) and the Soil and Fertilizer Institute. He was the Director of the Office f...
Prof.Dr. Pham Van Toan is vice president of Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS). He has served as the Director of the Post Graduate Training Department since 2011. Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Agricultural Microbiology at Vietnam Agricultural Science Institute (VASI) and the Soil and Fertilizer Institute. He was the Director of the Office for the Biotechnology Program in Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). He has conducted research on the fields of applied microbiology in the agriculture like biofertilizer and biopesticide and biotreatment of environmental pollution . He has also managed on the field of research and development of biotechnology, biosafety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), GMO products and post-graduate training. Dr. Toan is the secretary of the biosafety committees of MARD; the food, feed safety committee of MARD and the president of scientific council of VAAS. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
Andrea Valentini
Principal, Consulting Services, Argus
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He has travelled extensively on consultancy and research work and is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and hol...
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He has travelled extensively on consultancy and research work and is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada. He led consulting work on a number of consulting projects, including feasibility studies for nitrogen, phosphates, and potash projects, and specialty fertilizers marketability research in Southeast Asia.
Wang Liqing
Secretary General, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association
Chen Guofu
Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
Xu Deren
Head of International Development, Sinochem