January 15, 2014
Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice is an active investor in the technology, farming and agriculture sectors via his privately held company Amber Investment, alongside managing the Jankovich Birtok family estate. Jankovich Birtok is an estate of over 3.000 hectares based in South-West Hungary, operating state of the art farming activities including cropping, forestry, fruit orchard, cattle, and hunting. Prior to 2009 Bela spent nearly 10 years as the CEO and a substantial shareholder of listed high-tech electronics firm EXENDIS NV. EXENDIS designed, produced and marketed high-tech innovative power electronics across the railways, automotive, medical, telecoms, shipbuilding, OEM’s, renewable energy and cleantech sectors with operations in Europe, the US and China.
Adam Anders, Managing Partner at Anterra, said: “It is very rare to find a large scale farmer with a high tech electronics background and experience as a listed company CEO, while sharing our passion for sustainable farming and building great, innovative, agricultural companies. Béla is a one in a million and we are thrilled that he has agreed to join Anterra as a member of our Advisory Committee. We are very confident that he will help Anterra and our portfolio companies on our pathway to success.”
“The food and agriculture sector has been comparatively slow to adopt new technologies and the venture capital community has been even slower to realize the significant investment opportunity arising in this sector. Anterra, with its dedicated food and agriculture focus and partnership with Rabobank and Fidelity, is perfectly positioned to fill this void. The team has the right approach and are the sort of business partners that I would want to meet if I was an entrepreneur raising capital. I am very pleased to be joining the Anterra Advisory Committee and look forward to working with the Anterra investment team and their portfolio companies.” said Béla.