AugustoBassaniniAugusto Bassanini is the President and CEO of United Grain Corporation.  Prior to this positon, Augusto served as the Vice President of Grain Marketing overseeing the company’s merchandising, trading activities and expanding UGC’s global presence.  He has been with UGC, formerly known as United Harvest, since 1999 where he started as the Central Hedge Desk Manager and moved on to become the Senior Trader for soft white wheat.

Augusto was born and raised in the Lombardy region of northern Italy where his family operated a hog operation.  With a vision to the future, his father decided to chase the American dream and uprooted the family hog operation from Italy to the state of Indiana.  It was here that Augusto received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.

With 25 years of experience in the grain business, Augusto strives to promote the US agricultural industry worldwide and continues to forge new and existing relationships with global buyers.