Since my undergrad years studying finance, I have always been driven by the desire to contribute to the sustainable transformation of our economic systems.
While working in Brazil for McKinsey & Company, I discovered a passion for agriculture, which eventually led to the opportunity of launching and leading Varda as its CEO, and I am proud of our vision of the next Green Revolution enabled by farm & field data sharing.
With a background in investment banking and corporate M&A in Agriculture, I have spent my career structuring and executing transactions, enhancing people and businesses.
I am passionate about creating value across the board and committed with the next Green Revolution: promoting and measuring sustainable agriculture, while improving efficiency.
Leading Varda’s operations, is a combination of multiple and diverse tasks – from procurement to production and where boresome has no room.
I am responsible for the technology team and delivery of our software systems.
I previously worked with agriculture data at Agrimetrics, and joined Varda in 2021 from technology company Arm.
My journey to Varda began as a software engineer in bioinformatics, subsequently developing data infrastructure services for the global science community in a range of technical and leadership roles.
I graduated in Information & Communication Technology in 2007 and have a PhD in Crop Production in 2010 from the University of Milan.
Since then, I have been working on the nexus of digital technologies and agriculture through initiatives in more than 20 countries across multilateral organizations, academia, and the private sector.
Bringing more than 10 years of international human resources experiences to the team, I have been supporting from small to large corporations across different sectors, to build up HR functions.
At Varda, I lead the people strategy, including global talent acquisition, leadership development, organizational design, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, among others.
Is a Director at Fall Line Capital where she is responsible for leading the firm’s ESG risk management and impact programs across the firm’s farmland and venture practice.
Previously, Giulia led Unilever’s global sustainable procurement programs for agri commodities, digital innovation for the upstream supply chain decarbonization.
She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics from Cornell, and an A.B. from Harvard in Biology. She serves on the supervisory board of the Cool Farm Alliance.
Has held international senior executive positions in media, technology, and data services with a particular focus on data and analytics, most recently in the construction and agriculture sectors. Graeme has a proven track record in generating double digit revenue growth in businesses with revenues in excess of $100m, while keeping entire companies highly motivated, empowered and aligned with shared goals.
For a period of 6 years, as CEO of Proagrica, one of the globe’s leading AgTechs, he developed a clear strategic vision for the company, built strong relationships with customers and created significant revenue and asset value growth.