Ricardo Hara joined Barbosa Abogados as Of Counsel in 2015. He is of the Hyogo Special Goodwill Envoy, Japan and co-founder of REN (Red de Emprendedores Nikkei) (Nikkei Entrepreneur Network), an entity created to promote, train and develop young entrepreneurs of the Nikkei community in Argentina.
Ricardo counts with a vast experience as businessman at a local and international level. Among his business activities, we can point out the following:
President and Legal Representative of ISK Argentina Branch until December 2014. ISK (Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd) is one of the main agrochemical exporters and the largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide in Japan; Member of the Board of Indear (Bioceres Group), a company dedicated to the investigation and development of biotechnological events applied to agriculture. www.bioceres.com.ar; Creator of the PROA System (Producciones Asociadas) and Foreign Relations Director of Proaa (Producciones Agricolas Asociadas S.A.) www.proaa.com.ar. ; Former President (2006-2010 term) of ACTA (Asociación de Cámaras de Tecnología Agropecuaria) (Agricultural Technology Chamber Association), a federation that groups the main supplier companies in the farming sector (seeds, agrochemicals, fertilizers and veterinarian products). www.acta.com.ar; Member of the Board of CASAFE (Cámara de Sanidad Vegetal y Fertilizantes) (Vegetal and Fertilizer Health Chamber) a chamber that associates the main manufacturer companies of phytosanitary products and fertilizers. www.casafe.org.ar; Member of the Board of Maizar, www.maizar.org.ar Likewise, Ricardo is a renowned promoter of several initiatives in the social responsibility area. He is the President of the Confederación de la Sociedad Civil, a 3rd degree institution created in December 2012 and with legal entity since July 2014; President of the Social Sector Forum, a federation that groups more than 230 foundations and civil associations. www.forodelsectorsocial.org.ar; President of SOLIDRAGRO Asoc. Civil – Red Solidaria del Agro – that promotes the pillars of nutrition, education, employment creation and rural community development. www.solidagro.org.ar; Founding Member and former President of the Civil Association ETICAGRO, an entity that generates and promotes RSE actions in the agroindustrial chain. www.eticagro.org.ar; Member of the Foro de Habitantes a Ciudadanos (Habitants to Citizens Forum) and of the Foro de Convergencia Empresaria (Business Convergence Forum); Creator of the network “Nutrición 10 Hambre Cero” (Nutrition 10 Hunger Zero) created on May 2011, that counts with the support of more than 2.000 public and private organizations. Creator of the Ola Transparente (Clear Wave) – citizen network for a cultural change – created on July 2014 to promote clear and anticorruption actions. www.olatransparente.net Ricardo graduated from Buenos Aires National School (Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires) (1976) and from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Agronomy School (1983), with several post graduate studies at Hyogo International Centre, Wharton School and the University of California. He has dictated courses and seminars in several universities: UCEMA (Agribusiness) Belgrano University (UB), MAGEA (Maestría de Gestión Alimentaria) (Master in Food Management) of the Argentine Catholic University (UCA) and UBA (Agribusiness and Food Program). He has been designated Academic Director of the Agribusiness Program of the Torcuato Di Tella University (May 2012). Practice areas: provides agro-business advice; development of technological based start-ups, company government and RSE.