Ana Maria Ballesteros

Marketing Director
Ana Maria Ballesteros

Ana Ballesteros currently serves as the Marketing Director for the Western Hemisphere for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products in the international marketplace. In this capacity, Ana plans, coordinates, and implements the Council’s customer servicing, technical oriented feed grains related programs and activities in the Region.

Ana began working for the USGC in late 2016. Prior to this, she had worked for almost 7 years in the feed industry in Colombia. This previous experience where she was responsible for the company’s international purchases, buying nearly one hundred thousand metric tons of feed ingredients per-month, provided her with considerable knowledge of the ingredients and operations of the feed and livestock businesses in Latin America. Also, in this first role, she became conscious of the importance of agribusiness for the global nutrition industry. The passion she developed at that time has ensured that working for the USGC has been a perfect choice for her.

In addition to her enthusiasm for her work developing markets and enabling trade, she loves cycling and other outdoor activities which she frequently practices with her husband and their Australian cattle dog; travelling, which she has done extensively in Europe and the Americas; and living in the country side of Medellin, surrounded by nature.

Ana holds a bachelor’s degree on Administrative Engineer from Antioquia’s School of Engineers and a Master on Business Administration from the Monterrey Technological Institute (Mexico). She also participated in an Advanced Management Program at the IE Business School in Madrid, 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. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.

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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 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. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.