Vice President – David Hughes
David Hughes has worked as a farm manager and consultant in Argentina. He obtained a bachelors degree in Animal Science (1983) at the Universidad Católica Argentina, and later obtained a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M (1987). He has attended an executive course in Agribusiness at the Universidad de San Andres (2006) in Argentina, and the past four years has been a regular attendee at the Harvard Agribusiness Seminar in Boston (2007/2010). David is a memmber of AAPEX (Association of Agricultural Production Executives), a farmers group based out of Texas A&M University. David is an active member of AACREA, an argentine farmers group that work on benchmarking, and testing new technology and improving the ag business.
He is currently partner and President of TraulenCo S.A., a farm management and consulting business. It provides accounting, tax accounting, managerial accounting services as well as management services. TraulenCo oversees many large farm and ranch business in Argentina. David is also partner of AgManagement Group that provides consulting services for foreign investors interested in investing in Argentina and Uruguay.
David is a founding member and current President of ArgenTrigo, the argentine wheat chain association, where the representatives of research, input companies, farmers, flour mills, exporters, brokers, Futures markets, and other related services work on long term startegy for the industry.