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The largest agricultural inputs distributor in Latin America, Lavoro, has just announced two important initiatives to the company: Rafael Villarroel was promoted to the Brazilian Business Unit CEO position, and Roberto Rosa will be the Supply Chain Director.

Rafael Villarroel has an extensive professional career of more than 25 years in agribusiness. Villarroel accumulates passages by market players, such as Rural Brasil and Bayer, where he held the CEO position in both companies. Chemical engineer, graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Villarroel has an MBA in Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Marketing & Business Strategy from Northwestern University, in the United States. He works in Lavoro since April 2021, previously occupying the Business Unit Director position – East Cluster.

“I feel honored to receive this recognition and to everyone at Lavoro for their confidence in my work. My purpose is support the company to continue transforming agribusiness in Brazil and in Latin America”, celebrates Villarroel.

Roberto Rosa, current Supply Chain Director, previously held the Purchase Director position in the company. The agronomist engineer has an MBA from Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) and accumulates more than 30 years of experience in agribusiness. He worked in big companies of the industry, such as Syngenta, Grupo SinAgro and Rural Brasil.

“Lavoro is a company that grows everyday. Nowadays, we are the leaders in Latin America in the agricultural inputs distribution and we have the potential to go even further. I am very motivated to face this new challenge and contribute to the company growth and of the entire chain involved”, says the executive.

Work opportunities throughout Brazil

For the 22/23 cycle, Lavoro is investing in hiring new talents. Only for the East Cluster, which encompasses the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and Minas Gerais, 260 positions during the 22/23 cycle are expected. They are opportunities for marketing, operation, sales, administrative, financial and other areas.

According to Karen Ramirez, Lavoro’s Human Resources VP Director, the expectation is the opening of 400 jobs throughout the country in the period. “One of our differentiators, is to be a solid and multicultural company, which really bets in the potential of the employee and promotes diversity within the work environment”, explains the executive.

During two consecutive years, Lavoro was certified by the GPTW (Great Place To Work) as one of the best Brazilian agribusiness companies to work for, “We are looking for qualified people, but, above all, that are thirsty for knowledge and willing to wear give their best to the Company and grow together with our team”, concludes Karen.

About Lavoro Lavoro is the Brazilian largest distributor of agricultural inputs and one of the main suppliers of agricultural biological inputs in the region. Through a complete portfolio, Lavoro empowers farmers to adopt innovative technologies and boost productivity. Founded in 2017, the Company has a wide geographic presence, operating in Brazil, Colombia and with an early stage trading in Uruguay. The 878 Lavoro technical sales representatives meet with more than 53,000 customers on their farms and in the 193 company’s stores, aiming to help them in the planning and acquisition of appropriate inputs, in addition to contributing to the management of their agricultural operations in order to optimize results. Learn more about Lavoro at