John Giles-Divisional Director, Promar International.

  • John Giles is a Divisional Director of Promar International – the agri food value chain consulting subsidiary of Genus plc. He graduated from the University College of Swansea in 1981 with a BSc Econ degree.
    John has now worked extensively throughout the UK and on marketing based assignments in some 60 other countries, including all other Continental EU markets, the US, Russia, the FSU and Eastern Europe, Brazil, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Mexico, Canada and the Pacific Rim.
    This includes work in the dairy, horticultural, cereals, soybean, nut, rice and the processed foods and drink sectors – including work on snack foods, biscuits, honey, fruit juices, confectionery, cheese, ethnic foods, canned foods, convenience foods, etc. In the dairy sector, he has carried out projects in the past covering milk, cheese, SMP/WMP, butter, yoghurts, chilled deserts and dairy ingredients.
    John is the Chairman of both the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Food, Drink and Agriculture Group and the Institute of Agricultural Management. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Reading. He is on the Organising Committee of the City Food Lecture held in London on an annual basis and a member of the UK Agricultural Economics Society. He has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society of England. He was also until December 2014 for 3 years a Director of the Oxford Farming Conference.

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