INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE: Global Agricultural Innovation and Investment: Fertilizers in the Emerging Ecosystem
 
Bob MORRIS
President > AndMore Associates LLC


Bob Morris is President at AndMore Associates (Washington). A veteran of the global fertilizer industry, Bob started his career in market development in the fluid fertilizer industry in the United States and moved to The Sulphur Institute (TSI), where he became President in 1990. After leaving TSI in 2008, Bob has focused his activities on new innovations and technologies in the agriculture, energy and environmental nexus, providing strategic counsel on technology innovation and opportunities to stakeholders in the food and agricultural sectors. He serves as an expert on advisory committees and boards including the Agricultural Innovation Showcase, the International Intellectual Property Institute, TechCast Global, and Rutgers University MBS program. Bob holds a B.S. from Rutgers University and an M.S. from Pennsylvania State University. 


 
Pejman DJAVDAN
CEO > Stamicarbon B.V.


Pejman Djavdan serves as Technology President of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. and Maire Tecnimont Group. Mr. Djavdan serves as Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board at Stamicarbon B.V.

From 1989 to 2002 he held different positions in research, engineering, supply chain management, marketing and sales and general management in DSM.

He joined Stamicarbon in 2002 as Licensing Manager and was promoted to the positions of Vice President in 2004 and Managing Director in 2005. He serves as Chairman of Maire Tecnimont Innovation Center.

He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (with honors) from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and various other degrees in Advanced Industrial Marketing, Strategic Management, Executive Leadership and Chemical Engineering.

 
Chuck MAGRO
President & CEO > Agrium

       

      



Chuck was named as President & Chief Executive Officer in January, 2014. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer, accountable for Agrium’s two Strategic Business Units — Wholesale and Retail as well as Human Resources.

During his time at Agrium he has also held the roles of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Chief Risk Officer and was responsible for a number of core areas including: Corporate Development and Strategy, EHS&S, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Internal Audit, and Risk Management.

Prior to this, Chuck was Vice President, Manufacturing responsible for Agrium’s Wholesale manufacturing facilities. 

Chuck has broad based experience obtained not only through his roles within Agrium but through a career with Nova Chemicals, a major petrochemical manufacturer. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

Chuck is originally from Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Windsor.


 
Rohtash MAL
Chairman and Managing Director > 
EM3 AgriServices Pvt. Ltd.
       

Led large teams at major Indian Corporates over 36 years.  Was CEO/ED Escorts Ltd., CEO Bharti Airtel Ltd., Bharti Field Fresh Ltd. & Bharti Delmonte Ltd., Chief of Sales & Marketing at Maruti Suzuki Ltd. & VP of Ballarpur Industries Ltd. He has led many organisation growth stories, turnarounds & major market successes.

Member of Business School Advisory, University of Rochester, CII National Council on Agriculture, Past President of Farm Equpment Association, Indian Angel Network & TiE, and mentor to some Corporates. He is on many agri policy panels.

EM3 Agriservices Pvt. Ltd. is a business innovation engaged in providing technology services to farmers in India. 

He holds Engineering and Management degrees from IIT and IIM.