Juan Sebastian Diaz serves as the Western Hemisphere ethanol representative for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, he supports ongoing ethanol programs for Central America and northern South America.
Prior to the Council, Diaz worked for the European Union as a contractor for the New Peace Territories Program. Diaz also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) as an agricultural specialist.
Diaz earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. Diaz also earned a master’s degree in agribusiness from University of Queensland in Brisbane, Queensland – Australia as well as a master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship from Universidad Pompeu Fbra- Tenocampus in Barcelona, Spain.
With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability.
Contact the Western Hemisphere regional office to be in touch with Juan Sebastian Diaz.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.