Agrocorp International is a global agri commodity trading and processing company specializing in the physical movement of products such as pulses, wheat, rice, oilseeds, sugar, cotton and edible nuts.
The company’s beginnings can be traced back to 1990, where it operated from shared office spaces in Singapore trading mono-sodium glutamate and galvanised iron to Myanmar with a startup capital of SGD25,000.
Today, its grown to having a global presence of 21 offices in 12 countries and customers in over 30 countries. 2017 was a record year for Agrocorp records with trade volumes exceeding 9 million metric tonnes and revenues exceeding US$3 billion.
The processing arm of Agrocorp was launched in 2012 with the build of its flagship plant in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in Canada . It has has now expanded to 4 countries, handling 800,000 metric tonnes of goods across eight plants with the acquisition of Associated Grain.
Over the last 5 years has been one of the largest buyers of Australian chickpeas with their 2017 purchases exceeding 200,000 metric tons. The acquisition of Agrocorp Processing Australia, gives the company a valuable pipeline to access Australian pulses directly from our network of growers.
The company’s owners are Mr. Vijay Iyengar and Mr. Ravi Raghavan.
Mr. Vijay Iyengar
Mr. Vijay Iyengar is the founder and the Chairman of the company. Armed with a management style of being open, accessible and inclusive and more than 25 years of multinational experience in commodities trading, he has steered the company into one of the top commodities trading companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Vijay is currently the Vice President of the Global Pulses Confederation. He was also the former Chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Vice Chairman of the Singapore business federation.
Mr. Ravi Raghavan
Mr. Ravi Raghavan has over 25 years of experience in the commodities and logistics business. He started off in Agrocorp by handling the trading of the mainly Animal feed. In the late 90’s he took over the shipping department and now the heads the global shipping and logistics team at Agrocorp.
For more information on our owners: www.agrocorp.com.sg
Meet The Team
Shane Mathieson | General Manager
Shane oversees all processing, packing and exporting at our sites. He is involved with the loading of containers for export and general day-to-day organising of our packing schedule, Shane also looks after our HR side of things. Shane works closely with our factory staff to ensure all seed, export and domestic orders are delivered on time and to spec.
Russell Darbey | HR & HSE
Russell is an experienced HR generalist who joined Agrocorp Processing Australia in 2015. His key role is to provide guidance to management and employees across the full spectrum of HR Operations, systems and programs. Russell strives to work closely with both managers and employees to ensure legal compliance and best practice strategies are implemented across key HR aspects including employee relations, staffing and retention, compensation and performance management.
Kevin Collingridge – Seed Business Development Officer
A graduate of Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Kevin has been heavily involved in agribusiness for over 40 years. Previously having held roles as National Sales and Marketing Manager with both Pacific Seed and HSR Seeds, Kevin brings a wealth of both theoretical and practical knowledge to Agrocorp. Kevin has also owned his own farm and spent a number of years in Rural Retail Networks. His passion is sustainable agriculture linked with solid agronomic practices. He believes all agribusiness providers should be easy to deal with, and then when it comes to choosing individual varieties, the proof is always in the paddock, and not just what the product brochures say. Kevin has settled in Dalby and has worked previously with Associated Grain and now Agrocorp for six years
Patrick O’Hara – Grain Accumulator
Patrick is the main accumulator for Agrocorp Processing, Dalby, Queensland. He has been in the industry for the last twenty years and have extensive knowledge of Queensland and New South Wales. Patrick joined the team in Dalby in 2017 and part from a short break from the company, he has been accumulating chickpeas and mungbeans since then. His role includes accumulating for the local Dalby plant and accumulating for bulk shipments of chickpeas out of Central and southern Queensland. Patrick liaises with traders to supply suitable product to trade to overseas markets. He also visits growers on a regular basis to get an understanding of the issues growers have. Feel free to call Patrick about chickpeas and mungbeans.