William England, COO, Gilan Agriculture at Gilan Holding
Since 2011 William has been the CEO of RAV Agro and RAV Molokoprodukt, Russia, part of the PPF Group, and has full responsibility for all operational businesses. Based in Voronezh, 500 kms South of Moscow, the company has 100 000 Ha of combinable crops and 10 000 Cows.
Before joining RAV Agro William was Managing Director of Hamilton Farms, Ukraine and Eurofarms, Czech Republic. He was also the Business Development Director for Spearhead International Ltd, for whom he acquired businesses in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia and reviewed businesses in Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine.
William has extensive experience in business re-structuring, resource optimisation and introduction of agronomic and operational skills and new technology.
He speaks both Czech and Russian.