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Davide Ceper


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Since my undergrad years studying finance, I have always been driven by the desire to contribute to the sustainable transformation of our economic systems.

While working in Brazil for McKinsey & Company, I discovered a passion for agriculture, which eventually led to the opportunity of launching and leading Varda as its CEO, and I am proud of our vision of the next Green Revolution enabled by farm & field data sharing.

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Fernando Grasso Trigo


CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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With a background in investment banking and corporate M&A in Agriculture, I have spent my career structuring and executing transactions, enhancing people and businesses.

I am passionate about creating value across the board and committed with the next Green Revolution: promoting and measuring sustainable agriculture, while improving efficiency.

Leading Varda’s operations, is a combination of multiple and diverse tasks – from procurement to production and where boresome has no room.

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Andrew Jenkinson


CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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I am responsible for the technology team and delivery of our software systems.

I previously worked with agriculture data at Agrimetrics, and joined Varda in 2021 from technology company Arm.

My journey to Varda began as a software engineer in bioinformatics, subsequently developing data infrastructure services for the global science community in a range of technical and leadership roles.

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Simone Sala


DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SOIL & ECOSYSTEM SOLUTIONS

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I graduated in Information & Communication Technology in 2007 and have a PhD in Crop Production in 2010 from the University of Milan.

Since then, I have been working on the nexus of digital technologies and agriculture through initiatives in more than 20 countries across multilateral organizations, academia, and the private sector.

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Deise DallaNora


DIRECTOR BRAZIL & LATAM

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Experienced executive and agroecologist specializing in nature-based solutions within the agri-food value chain. I have enjoyed covering leadership positions, engaging diverse stakeholders such as customers, communities, academia, government, and NGOs.

I hold a Master's in Circular Bioeconomy from Wageningen University, a Circular Economy Specialist designation from the UN System Staff College, and an MBA from the University of São Paulo with a Harvard Business School specialization in Leadership.

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Karolina Plaskaty


CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

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Alessia Baker


GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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David Bennell


TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER

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Inês Ferreira


HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EUROPE

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Tom Fisher


SENIOR QA ENGINEER

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Abel Frías Díaz


FULLSTACK DEVELOPER

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Agazio Gregorace


SCRUM MASTER

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Ann Iren Haave


HEAD OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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Yana Kovalska


SENIOR MANAGER GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS

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Isabella Medina


HR OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

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Ester Miglio


SOIL SCIENTIST

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Roberto Prato


HEAD OF ENGINEERING

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Ana Santamarina Garcia


PRODUCT DESIGNER

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Alessandra Scordino


TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER

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Ibrahim Selim


DATA SCIENTIST

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Stefano Vaccari


SENIOR BACKEND ENGINEER

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Jaskaran Singh Puri


DATA ENGINEER

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Gustavo Libardi


SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Dave Richardson


DATA LEAD

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Sagar Mehar


SENIOR BACKEND ENGINEER

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Marco Reale


JUNIOR SOIL SCIENTIST

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Magdalena Boryslawska


BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ANALYST

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Juliet Agbozo


FINANCE MANAGER

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Oleksii Leontiev


FRONT-END ENGINEER

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Filippo Pinton


DEVOPS ENGINEER

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Andrea Garcia


SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEER

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Rafael Pereira


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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Mythreyi Pattem


JUNIOR SOIL SCIENTIST