Dr. Marcos Jank, BRF

Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Business Development, BRF Asia-Pacific


  • Plenary 2 - Markets & Trade

    Tuesday 19 April 11:45 - 12:00

    The challenges of developing secure farm to fork supply chains

  • Global Leaders Panel 'Equity & Prosperity for All - The Future'

    Wednesday 20 April 14:30 - 16:30

    Global Leader - Panelist 4


    Dr. Marcos S. Jank is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Business Development of BRF Asia-Pacific, living in Singapore. Current responsibilities include handling BRF’s relations with governments and stakeholders in more than ten countries in the region, while providing support for partnerships and acquisitions. BRF is one of the largest and most successful food companies in the world. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Jank was the President and CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), main sugar-energy trade association with 136 member companies. He was also the founding president of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE), one of the country’s leading agribusiness think-tanks. In 2001-2002, he served as Special Expert in Integration and Trade at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Jank has a 18 years career as Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo’s (USP) faculties of Economics (FEA) and Agriculture (ESALQ), with sabbatical periods in U.S. and European universities. He also held consulting and project coordination positions at the World Bank, IDB, FAO, OECD, UNDP, the Hewlett Foundation and other global organizations. Dr. Jank has a Ph.D. from the School of Economics and Business, University of São Paulo (USP/FEA), a M.Sc. in agri-food policies at IAM Montpellier-France and a B.Sc. in Agronomy at ESALQ. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish.