People: Adecoagro SA (AGRO.K)

AGRO.K on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Abbas Zuaiter

2012 Chairman of the Board

Mariano Bosch

43 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Carlos Boero Hughes

47 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Leonardo Berridi

53 2004 Country Manager, Brazil

Ezequiel Garbers

47 2003 Country Manager, Argentina and Uruguay

Emilio Gnecco

37 2005 Chief Legal Officer

Mario Imbrosciano

43 2003 Director - Business Development

Walter Sanchez

51 2002 Chief Commercial Officer

Marcelo Vieira

61 2005 Director - Sugar and Ethanol Operations

Alan Boyce

53 2011 Director

Guillaume van der Linden

54 2012 Director

Andres Velasco Branes

2011 Director

Paulo Vieira

46 2011 Director

Julio Moura

62 2011 Independent Director

Mark Schachter

33 2012 Independent Director

Plinio Villares Musetti

60 2011 Independent Director

Hernan Walker

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Abbas Zuaiter

Mr. Abbas Farouq Zuaiter is Chairman of the Board of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Zuaiter has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2003. Mr. Zuaiter was formerly Chief Operating Officer and member of the Management committee of Soros Fund Management LLC (SFM) and as of April 1, 2013, will serve as a consultant to SFM. Prior to his joining Soros Fund Management LLC in October 2002, Mr. Zuaiter was an Assurance and Business Advisory Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was employed from April 1994 to September 2002, and Chief Financial Officer and Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Trading at AFN Associates, Inc in David, California from September 1991 until March 1994. Mr. Zuaiter currently serves on the boards of Gavilon Holdings LLC, an Omaha, Nebraska based private company providing physical distribution, merchandising and trading across grains, feed ingredients, fertilizers and energy products. He is also currently a member of the board of directors of several charitable organizations or non-profit entities. Mr. Zuaiter received his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Georgetown University in May 1989. Mr. Zuaiter is an American citizen.

Mariano Bosch

Mr. Mariano Bosch is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Bosch is a co-founder of Adecoagro and has been the Chief Executive Officer for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay since inception and a member of the Company’s board of directors. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Bosch served as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BLS Agribusiness, an agricultural consulting, technical management and administration company. Mr. Bosch is also currently a member of the advisory board of Teays River Investments LLC, a farmland investment management firm in North America. Mr. Bosch has over 18 years of experience in agribusiness development and agricultural production. He actively participates in organizations focused on promoting the use of best practices in the sector, such as the Argentine Association of Regional Consortiums for Agricultural Experimentation (AACREA) and the Conservational Production Foundation (Producir Conservando). He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Bosch is an Argentine citizen.

Carlos Boero Hughes

Mr. Carlos A. Boero Hughes is Chief Financial Officer of Adecoagro S.A. He began working at Adecoagro in August 2008 overseeing our finance and administrative departments. Mr. Boero Hughes has over 20 years of experience in agricultural business and financial markets. Prior to joining us, he was Chief Financial Officer for South America and Co-Chief Executive Officer for Noble Group LTD operations in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay from October 2006 to July 2008. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at Noble Group LTD as Financial Director for Argentina and Structure Finance Manager for South America. He worked at Citibank N.A. from 1997 to 2003 as Relationship and Product Manager, focused in the agrobusiness industry, and at Banco Privado de Inversiones S.A. as Relationship Manager. He also worked for six years at Carlos Romano Boero S.A.I.C., a flour and dairy cow feed mill family company, as Commercial Manager, Local Grain Elevator and Nursery Manager and finally as General Manager. Mr. Boero Hughes holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from the Argentine Catholic University. He also graduated from INSEAD’s Executive Program in 2007.

Leonardo Berridi

Mr. Leonardo Raul Berridi is Country Manager, Brazil of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Berridi is our Country Manager for Brazil and, prior to the Reorganization, had been Adecoagro’s Country Manager for Brazil since the beginning of its operations in Brazil and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2004. He coordinates all of our operations and human resources development activities in Brazil. Mr. Berridi has over 27 years of international experience in agricultural business. Prior to joining us, Mr. Berridi was Vice President of Pago Viejo S.A., a company dedicated to agriculture production and dairy farming in the western part of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also worked for Trans-Continental Tobacco Corporation as Chief Operating Officer of Epasa (Exportadora de Productos Agrarios S.A.), a company dedicated to producing, processing and exporting tobacco in the north east and north west of Argentina, and Production Manager of World Wide Tobacco España S.A. in the Caceres and Zamora provinces in Spain. Mr. Berridi holds a degree in Forestry Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Ezequiel Garbers

Mr. Ezequiel Garbers is Country Manager, Argentina and Uruguay of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Garbers is the Country Manager for Argentina and Uruguay and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management and the Country Manager since 2003. He coordinates all of our production and human resources development activities in Argentina and Uruguay. Mr. Garbers has over 20 years of experience in agriculture production. Prior to joining Adecoagro, he was the Chief Operating Officer of an agricultural consulting and investment company he co-founded, developing projects both within and outside of Argentina, related to crop production and the cattle and dairy business. Mr. Garbers holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from the Instituto de Altos Estudios of the Austral University.

Emilio Gnecco

Mr. Emilio Federico Gnecco is Chief Legal Officer of Adecoagro S.A. He is responsible for all legal and corporate matters. Before joining us, he was a corporate law associate at the law firm of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal for more than 8 years, where he was in charge of Adecoagro’s corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions since our inception in 2002. Prior to that, he worked at the National Civil Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires for four years. Mr. Gnecco has a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, where he graduated with honors.

Mario Imbrosciano

Mr. Mario Jose Ramon Imbrosciano is Director - Business Development of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Imbrosciano is the head of our Business Development Department for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay where he oversees all new business initiatives, and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2003. He has over 17 years of experience in farm management and agriculture production. Prior to joining Adecoagro, Mr. Imbrosciano was the Chief Operating Officer of Beraza Hnos. S.C., a farming company that owns farms in the humid pampas region of Argentina. He was in charge of production, commercialization and logistics for a 60,000 hectare operation. Mr. Imbrosciano has also worked as a private consultant for various clients. Mr. Imbrosciano received a degree in Agricultural Production Engineering from the Argentine Catholic University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Instituto de Altos Estudios of the Austral University.

Walter Sanchez

Mr. Walter Marcelo Sanchez is Chief Commercial Officer of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Sanchez is a co-founder of Adecoagro and our Chief Commercial Officer for all operations in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and a member of Adecoagro’s Senior Management since 2002. He coordinates the Commercial Committee and is responsible for the trading of all commodities produced by Adecoagro. Mr. Sanchez has over 22 years of experience in agricultural business trading and market development. Before joining us, he was the head of the business development department at Agroexpress.com S.A., an agriculture e-business marketplace. He has extensive international commercial expertise. He worked with South American Meat Products Company (SAMPCO) in Chicago, Illinois and traveled through Western Europe marketing beef products to restaurant chains such as MAREDO. Mr. Sanchez also worked as the commercial director of various agricultural companies, such as Distribuidora Chinquihue S.A. (a Chilean fish and shellfish trading company), Frigolomas S.A. (a beef processing company) and Fleimar S.A. (a marketer of meat products). Mr. Sanchez also had commercial responsibilities at Nutryte S.A. and Estancias y Cabana Las Lilas S.A. (formerly COMEGA S.A.), an Argentine farmland agribusiness company. Mr. Sanchez graduated from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.

Marcelo Vieira

Mr. Marcelo Vieira is Director - Sugar and Ethanol Operations of Adecoagro S.A. He was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Usina Monte Alegre Ltda. at the time of our purchase of the company. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Uniäo da Industria de Cana-de-Acucar (ÚNICA). He has managed agricultural and agribusiness companies for over 34 years, including at Usina Monte Alegre Ltda., Alfenas Agrícola Ltda., Alfenas Café Ltda. and Fazenda Mimoso S.A., and has been President or Director of various industry associations, such as the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, Sociedade Rural Brasileira and the Sindicato do Acucar de Minas Gerais. Mr. Vieira holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from PUC University in Rio de Janeiro and graduate degree in Food Industry Management and Marketing from the University of London’s Imperial College.

Alan Boyce

Mr. Alan Leland Boyce is Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Boyce is a co-founder of Adecoagro and has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2002. Since 2005, Mr. Boyce has been the Chief Executive Officer of Absalon, a joint venture between Soros and the financial system of Denmark that assists in organizing a standardized mortgage-backed securities market in Mexico. Mr. Boyce is co-founder and Chairman of Materra LLC, a California based farming company with a focus on growing and exporting animal forages. Since 2007, he has also been a consultant for Soros, where he works to implement the Danish mortgage system in the United States. Since 1985, Mr. Boyce has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Boyce Land Co. Inc., a farmland management company that runs 10 farmland limited partnerships in the U.S. Mr. Boyce formerly served as the director of special situations at Soros from 1999 to 2007, where he managed an asset portfolio of the Quantum Fund and had principal operational responsibilities for the bulk of the fund’s investments in South America. Mr. Boyce also served as managing director in charge of fixed-income arbitrage at Bankers Trust from 1986 to 1999, as senior managing director for investment strategy at Countrywide Financial from 2007 to 2008, and worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board from 1982 to 1984. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Pomona College, and has a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. Mr. Boyce is an American citizen.

Guillaume van der Linden

Mr. Guillaume van der Linden is Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. van der Linden has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2009. Since 2007, Mr. van der Linden has been Head of Investment Management at PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V., responsible for investments in emerging markets credit. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. van der Linden worked for ING Bank in various roles, including in risk management and derivatives trading. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. van der Linden was employed as a management consultant for KPMG and from 1985 to 1988 as a corporate finance analyst for Bank Mees & Hope. Mr. van der Linden graduated with Masters degrees in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Business Administration from the University of Rochester. Mr. van der Linden is a Dutch citizen.

Andres Velasco Branes

Mr. Andres Velasco Branes is Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Velasco has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2011. Mr. Velasco was the Minister of Finance of Chile between March 2006 and March 2010, and was also the president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association from 2005 to 2007. Prior to entering the government sector, Mr. Velasco was Sumitomo-FASID Professor of Development and International Finance at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an appointment he had held since 2000. From 1993 to 2000, he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Economics and the director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. During 1988 to 1989, he was Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Currently Mr. Velasco serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, and a Tinker Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He also performs consulting services on various economic matters rendering economic advice to an array of clients, including certain of our shareholders. Mr. Velasco holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received an B.A. in economics and philosophy and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. Mr. Velasco is a Chilean citizen.

Paulo Vieira

Mr. Paulo Albert Weyland Vieira is Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Vieira has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2005. Since 1995, Mr. Vieira has been the founding partner of Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados, a law firm in Brazil. Mr. Vieira’s family has been in the sugar and ethanol business for over 50 years, and Mr. Vieira served as a Director of UMA, a sugar and ethanol mill in Brazil, from 1990 to 2006, when UMA was acquired by us. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Vieira served as a professor of banking and commercial law at the Faculdade de Direito da Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He graduated with a degree in law from the Faculdade de Direito da Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and has a Masters in Law from Cambridge University Law School. Mr. Vieira is a Brazilian citizen.

Julio Moura

Mr. Julio Moura Neto is Independent Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Moura has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2011. Mr. Moura has been a board member of Natura Cosméticos since 2007, and also a member of the board of directors of Cencosud as well as of Brinox Metalúrgica S.A. since 2011. From 1997 to 2007, he was Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Nueva Group, a Swiss holding company with leading positions in planted, certified forests, agricultural products and building materials sectors. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Moura served as chairman of the board of Terranova, a public Chilean forestry company and as chairman of the board of Masisa S.A., a public Chilean forestry and wooden boards company. He also served as chairman and CEO of Amanco, the leading Latin American plastic pipes producer, from 1997 to 2007; as a member of the executive board of Schindler, the Swiss Elevator Company from 1992 to 1997; as a member of the executive board and head of the Latin American Division of Sika, a Swiss specialty chemicals company, from 1984 to 1992; and as a member of the board of directors of Swiss companies Messerli AG and of Aliva AG from 1988 to 1992. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. Moura worked for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, participating and leading several assignments in Europe in strategy and supply chain management. Mr. Moura graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland and holds a Masters degree in Science from MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Moura is a dual Brazilian and Swiss citizen

Mark Schachter

Mr. Mark Schachter is Independent Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Schachter has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2009. Mr. Schachter has been a Managing Partner of Elm Park Capital Management since 2010. From 2004 to 2010, he was a Portfolio Manager with HBK Capital Management where he was responsible for the firm’s North American private credit activities. His responsibilities included corporate credit investments with a primary focus on middle-market lending and other special situation investment opportunities. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Schachter worked for American Capital, a middle-market private equity and mezzanine firm and worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Schachter received a degree in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Schachter is a Canadian citizen and has permanent American residence.

Plinio Villares Musetti

Mr. Plínio Villares Musetti is Independent Director of Adecoagro S.A. Mr. Musetti has been a member of the Company’s board of directors since 2011 and an observer since 2010. Mr. Musetti is a partner responsible for the private equity investments at Pragma Patrimonio, a Brazilian family office, since June 2010. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Musetti served as the Chief Executive Officer of Satipel Industrial S.A., leading the company’s initial public offering process and aiding its expansion plan and merger with Duratex S.A. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Musetti served as the Chief Executive Officer of Elevadores Atlas, during which time he led the company’s operational restructuring, initial public offering process and the sale to the Schindler Group. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Musetti served as a partner at JP Morgan Partners and Chief Executive Officer of Vitopel S.A. (JP Morgan Partners’ portfolio company), where he led its private equity investments in Latin America. Mr. Musetti has also served as a Director of Diagnósticos de America S.A. from 2002 to 2009. In addition, Mr. Musetti is currently serving as a Board member of Elevadores Atlas S.A., Portobello S.A. and RaiaDrogasil S.A. Mr. Musetti graduated with degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from Mackenzie University and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1989. Mr. Musetti is a Brazilian citizen.

Hernan Walker

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