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Ignacio Viteri

Technology Catalyst Manager, Popoyan

Ignacio Viteri is the Technology Catalyst Manager for Popoyán, a Guatemalan agribusiness company that exports and innovates agricultural technology for farmers throughout Latin America. Within the company, Ignacio spearheads public private partnerships that focus on shared value and a sustainable growth pathway for all clients. Ignacio specializes in adapting innovative technologies for scale-up in local markets. He has developed an agricultural center of excellence with investment from the government of Holland and leads MIPFuturo, a public private partnership with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a USAID-funded activity to bring transformational technologies to smallholder farmers. For this partnership, he lead the implementation of one of the most modern biological control laboratories in the region and the development of a series of biological control products commercially available to smallholder farmers for the first time. Previously Ignacio was a consultant for Accenture in Barcelona, Spain. Ignacio holds a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Iowa State University.