Marc Vanacht

Marc Vanacht spendeerde de eerste twintig jaar van zijn carrière bij Monsanto. De voorbije twintig jaar werkte hij als consultant bij AG Business Consultants. Hij is een internationaal erkend autoriteit wat betreft de analyse van opkomende trends binnen precisielandbouw en werd recent vermeld door Precision Ag Magazine als één van de Top 10 People in Precision Agriculture.




Biografie

  • Opleiding:
  • Universiteit: UFSIA Antwerpen en KULeuven (België), graden in Business Administration, recht, economie en filosofie.
  • Postgraduaat: Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Management opleiding)
  • Carrière: 
  • 1975-76: Lintas Advertising Agency in Brussels. Unilever & Canon accounts
  • 1976 - 91: Monsanto Europe (located in Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Brussels) 
    • Advertising Manager for the launch of Roundup herbicide in W. Europe
    • Country Marketing Manager in Spain and in France 
    • Brand Manager, Roundup products for Europe, Africa & Middle East 
    • Strategy Manager Europe, Africa & Middle East 
      • Market identification for GMO technology 
      • Patent expiration Strategy for Roundup 
      • Business, market and products development for new chemicals 
      • In-licensing of new products from Japan
  • 1991 - 96: Monsanto HQ in St Louis, Innovation Team, reporting to the CEO 
    • Screened 500 ideas, narrowed them down to 4 concepts launched into the market 
    • Took charge as Intrapreneur of one of the concepts, in the area of Big data for agriculture
  • 1996 - current: Independent Strategic Business Consultant based in St Louis, Missouri
  • Consulting projecten: 
  • Customers: multinational corporations, government agencies, farmer’s organizations, universities Geography: frequent travel to USA, Americas, W Europe, East Asia, occasionally to S-E Asia and Africa 
  • Expertise:
    • Advanced technologies in agriculture
    • Precision agriculture
    • Technology exchange
    • Bridge between markets and science, technology & engineering
    • New product market identification, development and market launch
    • Product life cycle management
  • Contactgegevens: 

Ag Business Consultants
111 West Pine Place
St. Louis, 63108
314-616-3473
marc@van8.com