About Us

Who we are?

We are Cardinal Group, a conglomerate of companies dedicated to agribusiness with participation in the entire value chain, ranging from the production of commodities and specialties, grain processing, machinery services and the administration of agricultural companies, to research and development. cutting-edge technologies for the sector.

With 10 years of life in the Paraguayan market, we have built a solid reputation as leaders in agribusiness, both in livestock and precision agriculture.

Our team is made up of cutting-edge professionals in all areas of agribusiness, from agronomists, animal husbandry engineers, graduates in agricultural administration, HR graduates, and accountants. We work collaboratively to add value in each of the links in the chain in which we participate, always with a clear focus on sustainability.

MISSION AND VISION

With 10 years of history in the Paraguayan market, we have built a solid reputation as leaders in agribusiness, both in precision agriculture and livestock.

MISSION

Strive every day to be a global benchmark in the application of sustainable agribusiness practices and in the creation of advanced technologies that improve the efficiency, quality and economic development of the company and its surroundings, in harmony with the environment.

VISION

To be leaders in the sustainable transformation of the Paraguayan agribusiness sector through the application of state-of-the-art technology, innovation, operational excellence, commitment to local communities, and conservation and improvement of the environment.

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Sectors of Experience:

At Cardinal Group, we have accumulated a decade of solid experience in the livestock and agriculture sectors in Paraguay. Over the years we have extended our presence and expertise in various regions of the country, covering both the eastern and western regions.

In the western region of the country, we have established our footprint in key departments such as Alto Paraguay, Boquerón and Villa Hayes. With dedication and commitment, we have contributed significantly to the development and growth of livestock as well as agriculture, obtaining sustainable and high-quality results.

In the eastern region of Paraguay, we have carried out our capabilities in departments such as Amambay, San Pedro, Caaguazú, Paraguarí, Caazapá, Itapúa and Alto Paraná. Through strong partnerships and a focus on excellence, we have been instrumental in advancing crop and livestock production in these regions, contributing to the well-being of local communities and economic growth.

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Our Present:

Today, we manage more than 45,000 hectares throughout the Paraguayan territory, covering a diversity of activities in the agribusiness value chain, from agricultural-livestock production and grain processing, analysis and monitoring of satellite images to the management of agricultural assets and/or agricultural companies

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Our Present:

Today, we manage more than 45,000 hectares throughout the Paraguayan territory, covering a diversity of activities in the agribusiness value chain, from agricultural-livestock production and grain processing, analysis and monitoring of satellite images to the management of agricultural assets and/or agricultural companies

A través de nuestro enfoque integral en la cadena de valor y la dedicación a la excelencia, Cardinal Agrogestion continúa desempeñando un papel fundamental en la promoción y el desarrollo de prácticas agrícolas y ganaderas que benefician tanto a nuestra empresa como al país en su conjunto.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Diego

DIEGO JEREZ

PRESIDENT

Abel

ABEL BENÍTEZ

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Eduardo

EDUARDO RUÍZ

CFO

OPERATIONS AND TECHNICIANS TEAM

Roberto

ROBERTO SCHULZ

LIVESTOCK AGRICULTURAL MANAGER

Giovanni

GIOVANNI LACARRUBA

MANAGER OF LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS

Samuel

SAMUEL RAMÍREZ

HEAD OF AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS

Ernesto

ERNESTO DAVALOS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Emanuel

EMMANUEL BENÍTEZ

TECHNICIAN IN AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

Nicolas

NICOLÁS FLEITAS

SPECIALIST IN TECHNOLOGY AND PRECISION AGRICULTURE

HUMAN RESOURCES AND LEGAL

Enrique

ENRIQUE JARA

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Pablo

PABLO MATTO

LEGAL AND MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

TRACTOR DRIVERS AND MAINTENANCE TEAM

Equipo de Tractoristas

Daniel, Amado, Aldo, Vicente y Francisco

Diego Jerez Freire - Biografía

Inspired Business Leader with Passion for Countryside and Community

Diego was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in April 1982. He is married to Eugenia, with whom he has three beautiful daughters.

Graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude in 2008 from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Universidad de la Empresa (Uruguay), Diego earned a degree in Agricultural Management. However, his constant search for excellence took him beyond borders, embarking on a series of specializations in farm management and production, in destinations as diverse as the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina.

It was on one of these trips that Diego had his first encounter with Paraguay. In the blink of an eye, he found himself captivated by the richness of the land and the warmth of its people. In 2014, inspired by his deep love for Paraguay, he founded Cardinal Agrogestión, the cornerstone of what is now a renowned business conglomerate.

On the threshold of 2017, Diego, along with his family, made the decision to settle in the vibrant city of Asunción, further cementing his commitment to Paraguay and giving his company an exciting new chapter.

Today, Diego holds the position of President of the Cardinal Group, a position that finds him leading an exceptional human team of more than 50 collaborators. His strategic vision has led the group to expand, covering more than 45,000 hectares and leaving a significant footprint in the country’s agro-industrial sector.

Outside of the business world, Diego continues to be passionate about outdoor life, especially activities related to the countryside. His love of learning finds him immersed in reading and his adventurous spirit leads him sailing in his spare time.

Diego is an example of determination, leadership and love for the land and the community. His story is the embodiment of a dream come true, and his commitment to a better future for Paraguay is the driving force behind Grupo Cardinal.

Diego Pérez JEFE
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