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Elizabeth Farina - Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Farina is an economist by training and an expert on agribusiness-related activity. Prior to becoming CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association in 2012, she was an economics professor at the University of São Paulo for 30 years specializing in anti-trust matters and agribusiness competitive strategies.  In addition to two stints as head of that University’s economics department, Dr. Farina also held leadership positions on numerous government and academic boards, including serving as a board member of the International Food and Agribusiness Association (IFAMA), a steering committee member of the International Competition Network (ICN), and as president of the Brazilian equivalent of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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