Maria Afonso

Maria Afonso

Senior Analyst – Sugar, Grains & Oilseeds

Based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Maria conducts research and analysis of both the sugar sector and the grain & oilseed sector with a focus on the European market and sustainability.

Maria has worked with various agricultural commodities throughout her career and acquired integrated knowledge across different sectors of the agribusiness industry, including livestock, animal feed, grains, oilseeds, and sugar. She has acted as a market analyst for agribusiness firms such as American Sugar Refining (ASR-Group), Mitsui, Bunge North America, and as an agribusiness consultant at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). While at ASR Group, she participated in the bilateral negotiations of US-Mexico trade agreements.

Maria has a Master of Agribusiness degree from Texas A&M University in the US and a Veterinary Medicine degree from São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil.

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