Former Gavilon exec joins Agro.Club Brazil as CEO

Pedro Salles has joined Agro.Club Brazil as chief executive officer. In his new role he will oversee all strategic and operational aspects of the company’s business as it seeks to establish itself as a major and value-added player in the local market.

Agro.Club is a US-based AgTech company that runs a full-stack global grain marketplace, enabling its users to trade grain worldwide. The company has more than 200 employees globally and an executive team with global agricultural, digital, and fintech expertise. Agro.Club raised capital from well-known international investors such as Rabo Frontier Ventures (Rabobank), Speedinvest, VentureFriends and Elevator Ventures (Raiffeisen Bank).

Salles joins Agro.Club Brazil from Agribrasil Comercio e Exportacão de Grãos, where he was chief commercial officer and manager. Earlier, he spent five years at Gavilon do Brasil in a variety of roles, including commercial manager, head of corn and national origination coordinator. He also has worked as a sugar trader at Copersucar, an ethanol trader at Delta Trading and a derivatives trader at Cosan.

“I am thrilled that Pedro Salles decided to lead Agro.Club Brazil and put all his efforts and expertise into the development of our grain trading marketplace,” said Egor Kirin, CEO of Agro.Club. “Pedro is one of the most successful executives in the ag-commodities space, with a comprehensive perspective and understanding of LATAM markets. With him on board, we will be able to expand our global grain marketplace faster and fulfill our mission of making the global food supply more secure and sustainable. The platform has already found its market fit with over 40,000 farmers and grain companies worldwide, of which over 5,000 are from Brazil.”