Carlos began his career at Monsanto, working out of both US and Argentina offices to lead multidisciplinary teams, implement new business strategies, and expand product distribution channels in domestic and global markets. As the Ag Chem Lead of Latin America South, Carlos played a pivotal part in raising Monsanto’s annual sales revenue by significant margins, an accomplishment enabled, in part, by his prowess in inventory management, new formulation development, and commercial strategy design and delivery.
Following an 18-year tenure at Monsanto, Carlos acted as commercial & Strategy Lead at SPS Argentina SA, a local seed provider. His business acumen was integral to substantial sales growth over a three-year period, which led to the company’s acquisition by Syngenta in 2008. Thereafter, Carlos transitioned to a General Manager role at ZED SA, a conglomeration of agricultural investment funds founded by the Lacroze Group. From 2008 to 2010, he helped triple the company’s business portfolio through the formation of strategic alliances with independent operators and the establishment of credit lines with banks in Argentina and Uruguay.
A subsequent move to Syngenta Argentina SA saw Carlos serve in a variety of leadership roles, including Seedcare Head LAS, Soybean Head LAS, and Director of Soybean Multipliers and the Seedcare Business Unit, a team that he created to catalyze soybean market expansion in Argentina.
“My 30 years of experience in the agricultural sector have enabled me to participate in two of the great revolutions this industry has seen. In the ‘90s, I had the opportunity to be part of the agrochemical boom, when chemistry seemed the solution for food production. Then in the early 2000s, I had the privilege of being involved in major biotechnology advances. I believe it is now the microbiome’s turn, and I’m fully convinced that Indigo will play a leading role in this next agricultural revolution.”