Hideki Ando has extensive experience in agribusiness in Japan. He previously was sales director of BASF Agro Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of BASF, where he was responsible for large sales organizatons and P&L for business units, including crop protection and specialty products.

Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Japan Tobacco, including deputy general manager of its Agribusiness Division and vice president of JT Biotech USA in San Diego, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy/Entomology from Kyoto Prefectural University.