Mikhail Orlov

Recognized expert in seed breeding and the setting-up of end-to-end food value chains, advising governments and corporations/investors. Served on the Board of Directors of PETKUS Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of equipment and integrated solutions for the seed industry.

Founder of Black Earth Farming Ltd, one of Russia’s largest agricultural companies with a total area of arable land of 330’000 hectares, which successfully completed an IPO at the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

In the past, the head of the Moscow office of Invesco, managing director of the Moscow office of The Carlyle Group.

Received the Russian Ministry of Agriculture’s Stolypin Award for the most efficient investment in Russian agriculture (2008) as well as the Anders Wall Award for the Danilovka agricultural project (2013).