Board Of Directors

Agro Vision has compiled a team of experts adeptly suited for the execution of its projects, with a broad base of advisors and consultants providing the experience necessary to minimize risk.

Thomas Snyder

Co-Founder, CEO, and Director

CEO during a period of 25 years of the international companies of the Hamilton Group with world-wide interests in petrochemical, agricultural, transportation, including supervised risks/development projects for and with governments, banks, investment groups, export credit agencies, OPIC in more than 40 industrial complexes in 20 countries.


Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Mr. Magami has led a career building companies and developing projects. He has generational roots in agriculture and has been active in agri-business, land acquisition, water and infrastructure in Peru since 2007 when he co-founded his first Peruvian company (sold to a $3 billion private equity firm and later to British Petroleum). Mr. Magami previously served as a Principal of Lovell Minnick Partners, the private equity arm of Putnam Lovell Jefferies, responsible for $1 billion in Private Equity partnerships focusing on executing buyouts of middle-market financial services companies. Mr. Magami has served on the boards of numerous private equity, hedge fund, and venture capital-backed companies.

Stephen Kaplan

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Mr. Kaplan is a businessman, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, co-owner of the English Premier League club Swansea City, and minority owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Before transitioning to Advisory Partner, he was a Principal and the head of Oaktree’s Global Principal Group (which is now the Special Situations Group). He joined Oaktree in 1995, having previously served as a managing director of TCW and portfolio manager in the TCW Special Credits Group. Prior to joining TCW in 1993, Mr. Kaplan was a Partner with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and responsible for that firm’s East Coast bankruptcy and workout practice. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Kaplan specialized in transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies undergoing financial restructurings. He presently serves on the boards of Regal Entertainment Group, AdvancePierre Foods and Townsquare Media, Inc. Mr. Kaplan previously served on the boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. and General Maritime Corporation. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of several private companies and nonprofit organizations, including the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Foundation and the New York University School of Law Foundation.

Iyad Duwaji

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Mr. Duwaji is a business entrepreneur with a significant track record internationally in turnarounds and growth strategies. Formerly, he was the CEO of SHUAA Capital, a publicly listed company in Dubai. Under his leadership, SHUAA grew by 26 folds over 14 years and was awarded Best Equity House in the UAE by Euromoney for three consecutive years. Mr. Duwaji serves as a director of other companies and is currently focused on growing demand for food and Ag technologies as an investment theme.

Ben Nickoll

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Mr. Nickoll is the Managing Partner of El Faro Partners, a family office focused on Lending, Real Estate, Private Equity, Agriculture, and Distressed Securities. He is the former Chief Investment Officer of Ore Hill Partners, an event driven hedge fund firm he co-founded in 2002 and later sold to the Man Group. Mr. Nickoll previously ran High Yield Trading at both Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley.

Stanley Xu

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Mr. Xu is a Principal at WP Global Partners, where he has worked since 2011. he is actively involved in sourcing and investment diligence for private equity funds, secondaries, and co-investments, and assists with portfolio management and industry research. He represents WP Global on several portfolio company boards, including Agro Vision Corp. Before joining WP Global, Mr. Xu was an analyst in hedge fund administration sales at Goldman Sachs.

Marc Aron

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Mr. Marc Aron has over 20 years of experience in commodity trading, formerly with Credit Suisse, Drexel, Mitsui, and AIG. Mr. Aron’s family office oversees a diversified portfolio across real estate, venture, and private equity.

Kerry Assil

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Dr. Assil is the head of a resources and real asset-focused family office investment group, with an agriculture and real estate focus. He is a world-renowned ophthalmologist, having invented and pioneered several surgical procedures and therapeutic technologies. He serves as the Medical Director and CEO of the Assil Eye Institute and is a founding partner of the medical network with over 34 LASIK centers in four countries.