Rejane Souza joined the IFDC board in 2023. She is a top executive at Yara International who is passionate about agriculture and food production. Rejane holds a degree in Agronomy by education and is a farmer by heart. She has also pursued some other titles during her career and holds a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing & Administration and another one in Commercial Management, besides more than 16 years of experience in the agricultural business. She’s had the chance to work in many areas such as agronomy, sales, marketing, R&D, innovation, product management, strategic partnerships and value chain projects. Her strong belief in a more sustainable food production system transformation for the future is what drives her actions and projects in her current position, heading up Yara’s Innovation strategy and roadmap to develop new farming solutions for Yara’s customers. As a DEI advocate, she believes that having all hands on deck to include diverse perspectives is a key element to foster innovation and co-create answers for critical problems the food system faces today.