Chief Sustainability Officer, Fresh Del Monte
Mr. Sauter serves as the Chief Sustainability Office and Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D, QA, and Agricultural Services at Fresh Del Monte, positions he has held since 2020 and 2014 respectively.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Sauter worked for 25 years in different research and technical support functions in Fresh Del Monte’s operations in tropical Latin America, playing a leading role in the innovation of pineapple varieties and production practices.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sauter has continuously worked to harmonize agriculture production and biodiversity conservation. As Fresh Del Monte’s CSO, Mr. Sauter has led the company to take a leading role in the transformation of large-scale agriculture, sharing its views at 2021’s New York Climate Week, COP27, and Greenbiz 2022 among others.
Mr. Sauter completed graduate work in entomology at the University of California, Davis, emphasizing biological control and integrated pest management.