The Executive Committee (Comité de Direction) meets regularly to monitor the activities of FGM International, as well as its policies and strategies. It can be mobilized on any other topic at the initiative of the Chairman. The current Executive Committee comprises Jean-Louis Forgeard-Grignon, Chairman of FGM International, and the following executives and experts.
Chief Contracts and Finance Officer • Directeur Contrats et Finance
A BSc in IT graduate from La Rochelle University, Nicolas joined FGM in 2015 to apply his extensive experience of geographic information systems (including remote sensing solutions, drone and satellite imagery acquisition for map processing) to farm situations. Following his successful experience with major projects abroad, Nicolas was appointed Deputy CEO by the Board in 2018. His duties include general management of the company as well as contract and finance, reporting directly to the Chairman.
Chief Operation Officer • Directeur Général Délégué
A graduate in agricultural economics from Angers Agricultural College, Merry is a farmer’s son with extensive practical knowledge of international agribusiness. He specializes in economic and financial assessment of large-scale farm projects and associated businesses. Merry has been involved in the successful development and management of more than 30 international projects in the last ten years and is a key FGM resource for all matters related to agricultural economics.
For 20 years, Ugo Forgeard-Grignon was involved in the business development of a high-tech French company specialized in the development, installation and maintenance of a communication system related to monitoring and managing emergency calls. He was the Business Development Director for 6 years and oversaw the contracting process with French regional fire and rescue services. He has recently invested in and manages a vehicle dealership business. Alike Jacques Maroteix, he is a former Board member and shareholder of CA 17 international. Ugo Forgeard-Grignon is highly skilled in marketing and sales and has an inherent kill for profiling prospects and clients both of which enhance the work of the Executive Committee.
Chief Business Development Officer • Directeur Commercial
Ivan is a senior officer with solid qualitative experience in a variety of challenging operational, managerial and consultancy assignments in the framework of agribusiness projects. Operations, Offshore Engineering and IT are some more of his specialties. He has worked in many countries and developed a broad network of useful knowledgeable colleagues. Ivan now contributes significantly to the enlargement of the base of innovative agricultural projects which FGM International implements or supports.
FGM International is a company comprised of experienced experts active in the field of agricultural projects worldwide. We have traditionally dealt with large-scale farming projects, and now also offer services to smaller projects with more specific needs in terms of types of production or soil particularities, that seek specialised advice in order to deliver high-end, rare and demanding products. We offer thorough and targeted knowledge and know-how based on a rigorous methodology inspired by our founding members.
The founder of FGM, young graduate in agronomy and agricultural engineering, is appointed farm manager of one of the larger estates in France.
FGM founder is assigned in Saudi Arabia to run a major farm investment.
FGM Expert Farmer brand is developed for large-scale farm management.
FGM founder expends the capacities to include small holders, farmer cooperatives and rural development.
FGM enters into management of major large-scale farms.
FGM tunes up its range of activities following a significant capital increase; particularly addressing prevailing climate and natural resource issues.