Goncharov Sergey Vladimirovich

Sergey Vladimirovich was born on February 7, 1960 in the industrial community Talovaya, the Voronezh Region. In 1982 graduated from Voronezh Agricultural Institute. From 1982 to 1983 Sergey served in the Soviet Army. From 1984 to 1990 worked as a junior research assistant in the laboratory of triticale selection in the Agricultural Research Institute of the Central Black Earth Region. From 1986 to 1990 pursued postgraduate studies.

From 1990 till present is a lecturer of the Selection and Seed Breeding Faculty in Voronezh State University. In 1991 defended Candidate’s dissertation and in 1999 - PhD thesis with a qualification: breeding and seed growing. In 2000 Sergey became a professor of the breeding and seed growing faculty in Voronezh State Agricultural University; a coauthor of 3 inventions in the field of breeding methods for crops, 8 registered varieties of the field crops, 7 monographs and more than 200 scientific papers.

A mover and participant of Russian-Holland potato growing projects in the Voronezh Region in 1998-2003.

An active participant of business events connected with malting barley under the guidance of Barley, Malt, Hops and Beer Union; a member of the Expert Council of the Union.

An initiator and a co-author of the famous books in CIS countries like: “Russian malting barley” (2006) and “Malting barley” (2015); an author of a series of articles, devoted to the production-distribution chain “barley-malt-beer”. Over 200 published articles in print media focused on popularization of agrarian achievements and current agricultural problems. 

Sergey combines scientific and educational work with production activity:

- Consultant of the Russian-Swiss Supporting Fund of Agriculture and Entrepreneurship (1996-1997);
- Expert of the agricultural project TACIS FD RUS 9602 “Restructuring of agricultural companies in the Central Black Earth Area” (1998-2000);
- the Head of the agricultural section of “Extension Centre” in the Voronezh State Agricultural University (2000-2002);
- the Chief Agriculturist of the Holding company “Agroskhleboproduct – Voronezh” (2002-2004);
- the Representative of the German company Saaten-Union GmbH in the RF (2004-2007);
- the CEO of LLC “Saaten-Union Rus” (2008-2011);
- the CEO of LLC “German Seed Alliance Agro” (2010-2011);
- the Portfolio-Manager of cereal crops in LLC “Syngenta” (2011-2015);
- the Development Manager of LLC “Syngenta” (2015-till present).

Holds himself out as a technical expert of production and distribution chains of field crops, seed and related markets.
Besides educational and scientific and research skills has practices of planning, development, evaluation of business models and its implementation in the agricultural complex, creation of the regional business strategy, management of the crops vital cycle, organization of the breeding process, commercialization of varieties and right protection of selection achievements, royalty etc.   

Fluent in English, read German texts and translate them with vocabulary. Married, has two sons, keep a healthy lifestyle. Communicative, mobile.
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