These additions to AlgaEnergy’s Team reinforce the company’s current and future positioning of its businesses in India and Asia region.
As AlgaEnergy expands its international business strategy the company has initially focused on agricultural markets in which there is a growing need for innovation and efficient solutions to increase crop yields and quality. In these markets, AlgaEnergy is leveraging its privileged position as a world reference in the field of sustainably-produced biological solutions and their application to agriculture by introducing its innovative range of highly effective agricultural products. After the recent incorporation of Douglas Ry Wagner as President of International Agribusiness of AlgaEnergy, the company has announced the appointment of Debabrata Sarkar as Vice President, Asia Pacific.
Debabrata Sarkar is Agricultural Graduate with MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) and brings over 20 years of experience in the international agricultural sector. During this time, he has worked in commercial roles and business development, and in the fields of marketing, brand management and registration, development and launch of new products. He also brings in-depth knowledge of the Asian market. Mr. Sarkar has held executive roles in leading global companies such as Monsanto (as Business Manager, Profit Centre Head, Regional Product Leader), Chemtura (as Head of Marketing and Business Development in South Asia), and as a Country Head for India for a US-based biologicals solution company.
Regarding the position of AlgaEnergy in Asia Pacific and the recent opening of the company’s subsidiary in India, Mr. Sarkar has highlighted that “Asia Pacific, and in particular India, is one of the most important and fastest-growing markets, especially in the agri-food industry. Thanks to AlgaEnergy’s innovative products we have set as our mission to help farmers increase the profitability of their farms in an environmentally friendly way. AlgaEnergy’s products are highly innovative, effective and sustainable, and differentiated from other commonly used products of reference” added Sarkar. Mr. Sarkar elaborated that “Owing to the company’s unique technology that offers solutions for many different industries, including agriculture, nutrition, cosmetics, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals and, in the future bioenergy, AlgaEnergy has an immense growth potential not only in India but also across the region and around the world.”
Lokesh Singh, AlgaEnergy’s Country Manager for India
AlgaEnergy has also announced the appointment of Dr. Lokesh Singh as Country Manager for AlgaEnergy in India. Dr. Singh carried out his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics at the University of Haryana (HAU) and brings over 15 years of experience. He has held executive roles with a strong commercial and technological profile in leading companies such as Monsanto (as Regional Technology Development Manager and Regional Sales Manager), Alliance Manager for a US-based biological company for India. He has also worked as Senior Research Fellow in the State Agricultural University in India.
The addition of Mr. Sakar and Dr. Singh to the AlgaEnergy leadership team reinforces the company’s ambitions to rapidly expand its presence and expertise across many international markets and bring its range of highly effective, sustainably-produced and environmentally friendly agricultural products to the Asia and India region.
Following an extensive restructuring, AlgaEnergy is proud to partner with DE SANGOSSE Group through a soon to be finalized deal that will enable a concentrated focus on its agricultural markets. Previous business verticals including cosmetics, bioenergy, aquaculture and nutraceuticals will be discontinued, allowing a single-minded focus on solutions for agricultural markets, specifically agribiological inputs (biostimulants, biofertilizers and biocontrol).25 May, 2023
On November 16th, 2022 open voting for the Board of Directors of the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) took place, resulting in the election of AlgaEnergy’s Managing Director – Carlos Rodríguez-Villa as Vice President of the board – with 95 percent of the participatory vote.01 December, 2022
Alcobendas City Council has awarded us with this award "which recognizes business excellence", delivered by the Mayor of Alcobendas, Aitor Retolaza.28 October, 2022
We were one of the 15 companies selected -among more than 200 applications from 27 countries- to participate in the 11th edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, organized by the EIB Institute, obtaining the second prize in the 'Blue and Green Economy' category.30 September, 2022
Decoding how AlgaEnergy’s solutions energize crop gene expression in less than 2 hours.26 September, 2022
Carlos Rodríguez-Villa, Managing Director of AlgaEnergy, gave a TED talk in which he showed how, through innovation, the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.23 September, 2022
The biotechnology company has joined and completed the first phase of the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme, promoted by the European Innovation Council, with the aim of measuring, reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of European companies.16 September, 2022
The biotechnology company is one of the only two companies invited to show that through innovation the goals set in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved.09 September, 2022
The PTF4LS, led by the Spanish Food and Drink Industry Federation (FIAB), promotes the transmission of research, scientific and technological advances through public-private collaboration between the main agents in the agri-food sector.27 July, 2022
Organized by the economic information newspaper Expansión and the Constucía group, the agenda included a round table with the participation of María Segura, Deputy General Manager of AlgaEnergy.06 July, 2022