RiceTec Board of Directors announced today that Karsten Neuffer has been appointed the new Global CEO of the company effective August 1, 2022. Neuffer joins RiceTec as an experienced agricultural business leader and will succeed the current Global CEO, Mike Gumina, who held the position for eight years.
“We are very excited to bring Karsten Neuffer as new Global CEO on board. His strong seed background and his leadership skills make him the right successor to Mike Gumina, whom I want to thank for his outstanding contribution and dedicated service for the past eight years,” said RiceTec Board Chairman, Constantin Liechtenstein.
Neuffer is a seasoned ag executive with broad experience in business development and operational leadership. After he started his career with McKinsey advising chemical and agriculture corporations, Neuffer joined Syngenta in 2006, working in various strategic, commercial and executive roles.
His latest assignment with Syngenta was Regional Director of LATAM, having full P&L responsibility for a $4 billion business operation.
In 2018, he joined Indigo AG as International COO responsible for developing and executing a strategy to expand Indigo’s presence globally and, subsequently, took over global commercial leadership as CCO.
“I am thrilled to join RiceTec, and I look forward to continuing to expand RiceTec’s business and bring our leading technology to rice farmers for a more sustainable agricultural market,” said Neuffer.