DULUTH, US: AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and prevision agriculture technology, has appointed Ivory Harris as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer effective today. Ivory assumes responsibility for all global human resources activities and will be focused on leading and developing a high-impact talent strategy that helps AGCO achieve its farmer-first strategy.
“Ivory has extensive experience in talent management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership development and total rewards and will be a key partner in achieving our strategic aspirations,” said Eric Hansotia, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AGCO. He continued, “I look forward to leveraging her passion and experience as we create outstanding experiences for our employees and our farmer customers in the years ahead.”
Ivory Harris has joined AGCO following a 17-year career at BASF, where she held roles of increasing scope and responsibility throughout her tenure. Her most recent role was Vice President, People Service, US. Previous roles included Vice President, Total Rewards & Corporate HR Solutions, North America and Global Director, Human Resources, Bioscience Research. Harris also previously held a Senior Project Expert, International Delegation role based in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
AGCO delivers customer value through its differentiated brand portfolio including core brands like Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s full line of farm equipment and services helps farmers sustainably feed the world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.1 billion in 2020.