Riccardo Vanelli appointed as Regional Head of EMEA at Rovensa Next

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Rovensa Next, the biosolutions business unit of Rovensa Group has named Riccardo Vanelli as Regional Head of EMEA at Rovensa Next, taking effect from March.

“Vanelli, who will be based in Italy, joins Rovensa Next with over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry. He brings a wealth of expertise gained from his extensive tenure at Syngenta, particularly in agricultural biologics. Vanelli began his career in management consulting at Accenture, specializing in business process reengineering and change management. He later transitioned to Syngenta, where he held several senior commercial roles in Italy and at the headquarters. This included serving as Head of Biologicals Business Unit for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, following his earlier role as Crop Protection Business Unit Head & Managing Director Italy.”

In addition to his comprehensive market and business knowledge, Riccardo’s strategic thinking and skills in organization, operations, and sales led him to spearhead the regional integration of Valagro into Syngenta, where he served as president in the final year. Among other roles, he has also chaired the Crop Protection Industry Association in Italy serving as President of Agrofarma.

Vanelli’s strategic insight will open new commercial horizons for Rovensa Next EMEA. His leadership skills will also contribute to the growth of our team of professionals and technical experts in the field, enabling us to offer the best knowledge to our customers, distributors, and growers.

“We are in a pivotal moment in the agricultural industry,” says José Alfredo García, Chief Commercial Officer at Rovensa Next. “In EMEA, with our extensive experience, our commitment to addressing growers’ needs across all crops is guiding Rovensa Next toward the right solutions for the challenges agriculture faces today. With Vanelli’s appointment, we’re poised to advance our innovative biosolutions programme across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.”

“I am really excited to join Rovensa Next as Regional Head of EMEA. I am convinced that Rovensa Next is a true global leader in the biosolutions business thanks to its know-how and innovation key to drive the change of sustainable agriculture. I will provide all my experience and expertise to drive the biotransformation and the development of the key markets of EMEA towards the next frontier of the biosolutions business, always putting at centre the needs and challenges of our customers on the field”, says Riccardo Vanelli.

In his new role, Riccardo Vanelli, will drive the commercial strategy of Rovensa Next biosolutions portfolio in EMEA working closely with R&D, Regulatory functions, and all EMEA teams to highlight the breadth of solutions for the industry and promote sustainable agriculture practices.

For more information:
Rovensa Next
Elisa Lipperheide
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