Marcos Couto Gaio
Mr. Vijay Mundhra, Chairman of Willowood Ltd said, ″ I am pleased to welcome Mr. Marcos to Willowood family. Marcos’ experience in Leadership Role across the Globe combined with his 30 years professional journey with companies like Nufarm and Dupont and strong core values— make Marcos the perfect choice to lead Willowood Brazil Operations.″ Mr. Mundhra has also expressed his confidence by saying that "Marcos brings with him a depth of operational transformation plans, business execution expertise and knowledge of Agribusiness - all of which would be hugely impactful in Willowood’s future journey. He has an expertise in leadership and strategic planning of various regional and global growth projects and this will help develop a strategic vision and go to market strategy for Willowood in Brazil along with building a team to service its clients with crop specific portfolios.″ During interactions about Innovation and Sustainability at Willowood Mr. Mundhra has also added that Marcos has already demonstrated an impressive leadership style, entrepreneurial mindset, and a strong commitment to strengthening organizational culture and he is coming with a revelation which will lead to innovation in process optimization, achieving significant results to strengthen sustainability in Agribusiness.
Mr. Marcos Gaio said, ″Willowood is a fully backward integrated company with its own R&D base, Synthesis, Formulation plants and strong focus on creating Intellectual Property. I am honored to have been elected as CEO and also very excited at this opportunity, I believe that Willowood provides me the right platform to put more than 3 decades of my experience in the areas of Marketing, Development, Commercial and Administration at use. It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions to the best clients, develops the most talented professionals into leaders and does its part to improve the societies in which we operate.″
About the sustainability and diversification, Marcos added, ″At Willowood, we are an organization led by a purpose – to make a positive, meaningful impact that matters to everyone Willowood touches. I will do my best to serve the network by helping enable our leaders and people to fulfill their passion to make a difference in transforming our company to become the leading provider of differentiated and sustainable solutions. I am fortunate to be part of a team that is very progressive, diverse, coming from different backgrounds, work experiences, and skillsets. I am also looking forward to create a strong IP based portfolio for Willowood to serve Brazilian agriculture. ″
About Willowood Group
Willowood group is a fast-growing integrated crop protection supplier with more than 25 years of experience of servicing Rural Markets and with the most comprehensive portfolio of crop protection chemicals for the farmers. Willowood is recognized for its deep understanding of sustainable Agriculture, constant contact with farmers, quality agrochemicals, branding & marketing expertise along with its strong product portfolio. Willowood Group is also known for its manufacturing capabilities and ability to develop new processes and formulations which comprises 8 registrations in Brazil and close to 20 in process. Willowood is also considered as a preferred partner for contract manufacturing by leading global corporations with dominant presence in 7 countries and distribution network in over 55 countries with a strong focus on creating a Diverse and Inclusive work culture.
About Marcos Gaio
Prior to his new role as CEO Willowood, he was with Ihara Brazil as Chief Operation Officer. He has started his career with DuPont do Brasil S.A as a Sales and Marketing Representative. During his 30 years stint, he served in multiple roles including Strategic Accounts Marketing and Planning Director at DuPont, Nufarm as President – CEO of LATAM and with Gowan Crop Protection Limited as South and Central America Regional Manager. Marcos is also recognized with Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and an NGO Board Member and Counselor with Enactus, Nuffield and Jardineiros da Luz. Marcos grew up in Brazil and holds a Master's Degree in Management from Ohio University.