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Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz
Agronomist , International Agriculture
Singapore, Singapore
Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz is an agronomist and rural-development expert with over 20 years of experience in world agricultural industry. He has been working with farms in Germany, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Volker Kleinhenz is an Agronomist working in the solar-water-pump business of SunEdison based in Singapore. Between March and August 2014 he has worked at John Deere Asia as Agronomist. Before this work, he advised the new agricultural company TH Herbals in Vietnam on establishing large-scale production of medicinal crops. Earlier, he advised the Agriculture Division of Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group on advanced agricultural operations on six organic date palm farms in Saudi Arabia. Volker also worked on formulating the Agricultural Policy of Ha Tinh Province in Vietnam and helped in the development of a Hydroculture Project on the Maldives. Before conducting these consultancies, Volker was a Technical Advisor for Germany's GIZ and working in Cambodia on improving commercial rice (7,000 ha) and vegetable (2,700 ha) production. During 2009 & 2010, he was an Agriculture Manager at Jenaan Investment, an investment firm based in Abu Dhabi. He was stationed in Egypt and was in charge of managing agronomic practices for 5,685 ha forage crops including Alfalfa. Before this assignment, he worked as the Director of Quality Management at Van Der Hamm, a fruit & vegetable wholesaler in Germany. Earlier, Dr. Kleinhenz was working as a Chief Agronomist for FieldFresh Foods, a vegetable producer and exporter with 2,688 ha in India. Dr. Kleinhenz has over 20 years of experience in world agricultural industry. He has been working with farms in Germany, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, India, Maldives, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia.
Education:
Technical University Munich, Freising/Germany

1992 - 1997: Ph.D. (Dr. agr.)
- Ph.D. thesis: "Technologies for Sustainable Vegetable Production in the Tropical Lowlands"

1986 - 1992: M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing. agr. univ.)
- M.Sc. thesis: "Intercropping with legumes in the tropics"
- Studies of "Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences"
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, German
    Nationality:
    Germany
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