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About Us

The team at LSC International, Inc., partners with other global consulting firms to carry out large scale assignments in the Agri-Food Sector. We are currently focused on East Asia and the Middle East. As a corporate advisory firm, we serve corporations in the agricultural industry and specialize in the global agri-food chain.

John W. Power

Professional Services

The senior, experienced advisors and consultants at our firm offer expertise in services for senior management, specifically in Leadership, Strategy and Capital. Our company combines a sector specialization and focus with a unique global view. Trust in us to provide you with realistic promises, and to deliver on those promises.

John W. Power, President & Senior Advisor

Mr. Power has devoted his professional career to leading and advising companies throughout the agri-food chain, on a global basis. He has managed start-up business operations and large, multinational business activities. He holds a B. Comm and M. Econ Sc. from University College Dublin, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Power Has Worked with the Following Industries:

• Agricultural Biotechnology
• Seed
• Crop Protection
• Irrigation
• Grain Storage & Handling
• Primary Agricultural Production
• Food Processing

 

Robert Perry Bosshart, Senior Advisor

Dr. Bosshart has over 35 year of experience as an agronomist and soil scientist in production agriculture, research, water management and market development. He has implemented the latest technology to optimize agricultural production in California, U.S., Asia and Latin America.

He holds a B.S. from University of Illinois, a M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Univeristy and was awarded a Ph.D. in Agronomy from the same institution. He is a certified Crop Advisor and Agricultural Consultant and is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Horticultural Science.

As an Associate of LSC INTERNATIONAL INC Dr. Bosshart is focused on Field Crop production including annual and perennial, food and fiber, herbaceous and woody, rainfed and irrigated, temperate and tropical, fruit and nut, sugarcane, oil palm, cocao, rice, forages, hybrid poplar, maize and soybean. In addition he serves the agrichemical, forest products, environmental remediation and biomass production for energy sectors.

Charles W. Crum, Senior Advisor

Dr. Crum has over 35 years of experience as a plant breeder and research leader for major seed genetics companies on a worldwide basis with a focus on corn and sunflower. He has advised companies in North America and Europe and acted as an international seed arbitrator.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from West Virginia University and was awarded a Ph.D. in Genetics-Statistics by North Carolina State University. He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the European Agronomy Society (Europa) and the International Seed Federation (IFS).

As an Associate of LSC INTERNATIONAL INC Dr. Crum has advised clients on research strategies, technology transfer, hybrid seed selection and the development of Bioenergy crops.

Kaye A. Siddiqui, Senior Advisor

Mr. Siddiqui has over 25 years experience in developing and managing international markets for agricultural products. He has held senior level positions in the seed industry, the irrigation industry, the farm machinery industry and the agro industrial sector.

Mr. Siddiqui holds an MSM from Arthur. D. Little School of Management, an LLB from the Punjab University and a BSME from the Pakistan University of Engineering & Technology. He has also received advanced management training from the Wharton Business School and the Rice University. He is an Engineer Member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

As an Associate of LSC INTERNATIONAL, Mr. Siddiqui has provided consulting services in market research, brand consolidation, strategic planning and general management for LSC clients.

John W. Walsh, Senior Advisor

Dr. Walsh has over 28 years of experience in developing and leading agribusiness operations with a focus on the seed and seed treatment industries. He has extensive experience with strategic planning, operational management, capital planning, research management and technology transfer.

He holds a B.A. from Marist College, a M.A. from St. John's University and was awared a Ph.D. in Microbiology (Soil Science) by Utah State University. He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Microbiology.

As an Associate of LSC INTERNATIONAL INC Dr. Walsh provides consulting and advisory services to clients in the Seed, Crop Protection, Agricultural production and Horticultural production sectors. Contact us in Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about the extensive services provided by our corporate advisory firm.


Professional Network

LSC has established strategic alliances with the following independent firms, with which we have collaborated successfully. These firms are well recognized for their high level of professional expertise and experience. In order that needs of our clients are fully served when highly specialized expertise and resources are required we call upon one or more of our strategic allies to participate in an assignment or transaction.

The Hale Group

The Hale Group is a unique strategic management consulting group dedicated to serving the food, fiber, and agribusiness industries.THG is based in Danvers, MASS - USA.

Consulting Resources Corporation

CRC has an outstanding reputation and recognized expertise in management consulting projects relating to biotechnology, chemicals, genomics and the life sciences industries. CRC is based in Lexington, MASS - USA.

AGvisory, LLC

AGvisory, LLC provides informed, independent and customized advice to senior management of agribusiness companies and to the investment partners of equity groups considering agribusiness investments. AGvisory, LLC is based in Stamford, CT - USA

Contact us in Chicago, Illinois, to learn more about the extensive services provided by our corporate advisory firm.