SG Biofuels adds Miguel Motta as Vice President, Marketing & Strategy

Dec 08, 2010, 11:40 ET from SG Biofuels

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SG Biofuels, a bioenergy crop company using breeding and biotechnology to develop elite seeds of Jatropha, today announced it has named Miguel Motta as vice president of marketing and strategy.  Motta joins SG Biofuels following a distinguished career at Monsanto Company, most recently serving as marketing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

At SG Biofuels, Motta will direct marketing and business strategies guiding the company's growth in key markets including Latin America, India, China, Southeast Asia and Africa.

"Motta's vast experience driving global market expansion and revenue growth for Monsanto will be extremely beneficial as we enter new markets and expand our product and service offerings," said Kirk Haney, president and chief executive officer.

As marketing director at Monsanto, a Fortune 500 provider of agricultural products, Motta developed and implemented commercial business plans, including product portfolio strategy, pricing and volume targets, distribution and brand strategy and marketing programs covering operations in more than 30 countries.  Prior to his role as marketing director, he served as corporate strategy director, managing acquisition and strategic collaboration agreements – including the identification of target companies, strategic-fit analyses, due diligence, valuation, negotiation and closing deals.  He led strategy reviews across geographies and provided strategic and commercial direction for the prioritization and resource allocation of the global oilseeds research and development budget.

Prior to Monsanto, Motta served in a variety of executive roles for Seminis, the largest global developer, grower and marketer of vegetable and fruit seeds with sales in more than 150 countries.

Motta holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico.  He is fluent in English and Spanish.

SOURCE SG Biofuels