Vanguard International has announced the appointment of Ignacio Ugarte in Chile and Fanny Robles in Peru.
Ugarte is an agronomist who spent the last five years as Aozora New Zealand’s procurement manager for Chile and South America. He previously worked as a quality controller with Decofrut, as well as operations manager at Aconex USA and Sun Valley.
Ugarte will be based in Vanguard’s office in Santiago.
“We have been lucky to know of and follow along with Ignacio’s career trajectory for many years and we are excited to add his skill set to the Vanguard team to support our business growth particularly in the Chilean and South American markets,” said Juan Luis Obach, manager of Vanguard Chile.
Robles is an agro-industrial engineer with an MBA in international management. Her produce industry experience has been focused on packing operations, quality control, procurement and sales.
Robles served as a commercial manager at Ecosac in Piura, Peru, for the past nine years.
“We have been very impressed with Fanny’s track record while at Ecosac and have worked with her for years as Ecosac is one of our most important Peruvian suppliers,” said Luis Obach. “We are confident that her experience and personal skills will support our operations, particularly with our Peruvian growers and suppliers.”
Robles will join the Vanguard International team on 10 May. She will be based in Ica, positioned closely to Vanguard Peru’s farms, packing operations, and cold storage facility.