Federico is the chief executive officer of Bioceres, a position held since 2011. Federico was general manager of INDEAR from 2009 to 2011, was director of product development of INDEAR from 2008 to 2009, and originally joined INDEAR as the team leader of the Amaranth project, a position he held from 2005 to 2009. Federico has a Ph.D. in crop sciences and a CBA from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in plant pathology and weed science from Colorado State University and a degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University.
We are a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity solutions, including seeds, seed traits, seed treatments, biologicals, high-value adjuvants and fertilizers. Unlike most industry participants that specialize in a single technology, chemistry, product, condition or stage of plant development, we have developed a multi-discipline and multi-product platform capable of providing solutions throughout the entire crop cycle, from pre-planting to transportation and storage. Our platform is designed to cost-effectively bring high-value technologies to market through an open-architecture approach.
Our headquarters and primary operations are based in Argentina, which is our key end-market as well as one of the largest markets globally for GM crops. We leverage our relationship with our shareholders, many of whom are industry leaders and key participants in our end-markets, to increase adoption of our products and technologies.
Over the past 40 years, we have established a leadership position in sourcing, development, production and sales of biological products for some of the most globally prolific crops, including soy, corn, wheat and alfalfa. We sell our products through a 90-person sales and marketing team and enjoy exceptional access to the end-user grower as a result of: (i) our strategic alliances with global leaders, such as Syngenta, Valent Biosciences, Dow AgroSciences, Don Mario and TMG; (ii) through our shareholders, who collectively control significant agricultural land; and (iii) our longstanding relationships with over 800 dealers and distributors. Our customers include global blue-chip companies and industry leaders, large distributors, co-ops and dealers, as well as growers.
Our leading infrastructure, the success of our platform and commanding presence in our key markets have made us the effective flagship agricultural solutions provider, as well as the natural partner for global conglomerates, in South America.