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Michael Dell

President and Managing Director at Agribusiness Intelligence

The unifying theme of Michael’s career is the convergence of digital data, technology, content and services. He has led businesses across global vertical markets in economics, financial and country risk, aerospace, defence and security, oil, gas and coal, maritime and trade, and agribusiness.

Currently President and Managing Director of Agribusiness Intelligence at Informa, Michael was previously our Managing Director of Agribusiness Intelligence and Maritime Intelligence.

Former roles also include Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IHS Jane’s and IHS Maritime, Non-Executive Chairman of PPA Business and a Non-Executive Director of the Professional Publishers’ Association (PPA), and Senior Vice President of Editorial and Publishing at IHS.

His career began as an economist and analyst with Oxford Analytica, after which he moved through analytical, operational and commercial management roles at UBS and Jane’s Information Group, where as Deputy Chief Executive he was part of the team that sold the business to IHS.


Phil Solomon

Managing Director of Commodities at Agribusiness Intelligence

As Managing Director of Commodities, Phil’s focus is on delivering data-driven online services that provide exceptional value to clients. 

Although responsible for business in our Agribusiness Intelligence vertical, his career spans a range of market sectors, including technology, pharma, energy, retail, legal and risk and finance.

He has had a 30-year career in major business organizations. Before moving to commercial management roles at Informa, he held marketing roles at UBM, and RELX Group.


Tom Scott

Global of Consulting at Agribusiness Intelligence

Tom is involved in project consulting in all segments of agriculture and food, taking medium and long-term outlooks for global and regional environments and applying them to decision-making situations.

He has also been involved in many of the Informa Economics IEG training programs. A specialist in business strategy, agribusiness economic development and market analysis, Tom has expensive expertise in the agribusiness sectors of North America and other regions.

Tom joined us in 1989, before which he worked for the Continental Grain Company in roles including management, trading, logistics and merchandising.

He has a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.


Ian Hart

Global Head of Inputs at Agribusiness Intelligence

Ian Hart

Ian is responsible for the businesses that provide customers with market leading news, data and forecasts in fertilizers, crop protection and seeds, and animal health.

Since 2002, Ian has been dedicated to business intelligence in the agriculture sector, through a wide variety of editorial, management and product development roles. He has specialised in agricultural commodities, data visualisation and online content delivery.

He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kent.


Jonathan Hamer

Global Head of Sales at Agribusiness Intelligence

Currently Global Head of Sales at Agribusiness Intelligence, Jonathan was previously Global Head of Sales for Reed Business Information. There he led the sales and customer success operations in the Real Estate, Human Resources and Agriculture verticals.

Jonathan began his career at The Guardian and The Observer newspapers. After this, he moved into a series of commercial roles in the business-to-business information and marketing solutions industry.


Daniela Guadagni

Head of Customer Success at Agribusiness Intelligence

As Head of Customer Success for Agribusiness Intelligence, Daniela is responsible for the customer experience of our subscribers.

She leads and works with an energetic Global Customer Success team, focused on supporting daily subscribers and helping them fulfil their business needs and challenges by using our services.

Daniela started her career at Datamonitor in 2008 and has worked in marketing, sales operation, and client services across the different industry verticals in the Informa Group.


Liz McCarthy

Global Head of Marketing at Agribusiness Intelligence

Liz McCarthy

As Global Head of Marketing, Liz leads our product marketing managers, in Inputs and Commodities & Food, and a marketing communications team to better understand our clients and how we can support them in maximising their subscriptions.

With teams based in London, New York, Memphis and Hong Kong, the team is well placed to improve customer experience in their local markets, ensuring they understand the full breadth of services and support we can offer across the value chain.

Liz has been with Informa for 12 years, working in a variety of events, editorial and business management positions, predominantly in our Transportation and Maritime sectors before joining Agribusiness Intelligence.


Andy Winter

Head of Technology at Agribusiness Intelligence

Andy Winter

Since joining Agribusiness Intelligence, Andy has led our global developer and data teams to deliver an integrated technology platform that forms the foundation of our bespoke API and data services and data-led subscription products.

 Responsible for all technology used by our staff and clients, Andy’s Microsoft background and extensive experience in project management, business analysis, technical design, development and testing, ensures we deliver results-orientated solutions that meet customer needs.


Richard Lee

Head of Product Management at Agribusiness Intelligence

Richard Lee

Through leadership of the Product Management team at Agribusiness Intelligence, Richard is responsible for qualitative and quantitative research into market trends and customer needs in order to set the product and portfolio strategies of all online and digital subscription-based market intelligence services.

Richard has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Southampton, and has more than 15 years' experience with global business information and market intelligence companies in a variety of product roles.

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