Benatti will lead company’s new subsidiary in Brazil and will drive expansion in Latin America

AlgaEnergy S.A., a global leader in microalgae biotechnology, appointed Fabricio Benatti as Vice President of its new subsidiary being established in Brazil. Benatti is the newest member of the company’s executive leadership team responsible for building AlgaEnergy’s international business in South America and Latin America.

 “Fabricio Benatti brings 25 years of agricultural experience to AlgaEnergy,” said Douglas Ry Wagner, President of International Agribusiness for AlgaEnergy. “He will play an integral role in helping us build a best-in-class company that delivers innovative microalgae products to agriculture.”

Benatti has led the development of seeds, fertilizer and biologicals businesses in both Africa and Latin America for such industry leaders as Bayer Vegetable Seeds, Ouro Fino Group and BASF. He holds an M.B.A. in international business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, a Bachelor of Science degree in financial mathematics from Octávio Bastos University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy Engineering from Manoel Carlos Gonçalves University, CREUPI.

In addition to Latin America, AlgaEnergy recently announced the establishment of subsidiaries in the U.S., Mexico, India, Turkey and Australia.