PelGar International has appointed John McGillivray as its commercial director.
Graduating with a degree in agriculture, John joined a leading fertilizer and agrochemical distributor in Zimbabwe before moving to ICI Agrochemicals. He embarked on a career that transitioned from technical to commercial roles as he moved from the UK to lead businesses in India, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia. During this time he saw ICI Agrochemicals become Zeneca and finally Syngenta.
Since leaving Syngenta in 2007, Mr McGillivray has gained further experience in South East Asia and Australia in the bio-ethanol and liquid fertilizer markets. In 2015 he returned to the UK joining Plant Impact PLC as its commercial director for Europe, Middle East and Africa before joining PelGar in May this year.
He said: “In my role with PelGar I plan to draw on that experience to expand the company’s market position. Since PelGar acquired Agropharm there are several new and complementary business areas to pursue.”