About Us

Mauricio Cañoles, Ph.D., MII

General Manager and Research & Business Manager

Agronomist from Universidad de Chile, Master in Industrial Engineering (MII) from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Michigan State University (MSU) from the US, with vast experience in project analysis y strategic models development, specially related to the AgriFood sector and environment. Doctor Cañoles is part of UC Davis Chile’s team practically from its beginning, first as Program and Consulting Development Manager, afterwards as Associate Director, and currently as General Manager and Research and Business Manager.

Previously, doctor Cañoles was Director of Agrifood and Aquaculture at InnovaChile, CORFO and Head of Program and Project Unit in the Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (Fundación para la Innovación Agraria, FIA). In the scientific area, he was project assistant in MSU and in the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA for its acronym in Spanish), CRI La Platina. He also has a series of research publications.