For those of you who don’t recognize the handsome fellow above, allow me to introduce our Chairman of the Board, Martin Richenhagen. Mr. Richenhagen is the Chairman, President & CEO of AGCO Corporation, an agricultural Fortune 500 company. Last week, AGCO hosted the AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin, Germany.
Former Federal President of Germany Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler and former South African President Mbeki were keynote speakers at the event, which was held to raise awareness for the needs of the African continent and to discuss the challenges of agriculture with regard to the world food supply problem, declining arable land base and population growth.
“With its population poised to double in the next 20 years, it is a global responsibility to develop a new vision for agriculture in Africa,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO at the opening press conference. “Our objective is to promote international dialogue to encourage global businesses to invest in the future of Africa.”
Here’s to our Chairman helping change the world.