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 three following senior experts.
A graduate of Paris Agricultural Engineering School and former chairman of the Chamber of Agriculture of Charente-Maritime, Jacques Maroteix is a longtime partner of Jean-Louis Forgeard-Grignon. He was involved in several international projects in Africa, Ukraine and Russia. Jacques Maroteix is currently active in the development of agricultural value chains as Vice-President of a French Cooperative and Chairman of an anaerobic digester plant. He was a shareholder of CA 17 international, an agricultural consulting company created by Jean-Louis Forgeard-Grignon in 2000 and sold to CACG in 2014. Jacques Maroteix shares with the Executive Committee his extensive knowledge of agricultural ventures in France and abroad.
A graduate from the Royal Agricultural College in the United Kingdom, Andrew Winter-Taylor has more than 30 years global experience in rural and agricultural development, including practical, hands-on farm and agribusiness training. He has been involved in the establishment of more than 60 agricultural and rural business enterprises. His work has involved managing effective, results focused, working relationships with staff, managers, and politicians of many cultures and at all levels of agricultural business and government. Andrew Winter-Taylor brings to the Executive Committee his unique vision of agricultural development in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.
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.
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.