Patrick Vizzone

Co-Founder & CFO,
Vertical Oceans

Patrick is an experienced executive, investor, and entrepreneur with a diverse background in agri-food, finance, technology, and sustainability. In 1995, he co-founded a vertically integrated produce company in China and subsequently spent over two decades in financial services, holding senior leadership roles at ANZ, NAB, and Rabobank in Hong Kong. He also served as Managing Director, Head of Agri-Food, and Impact Investment at Franklin Templeton Global Private Equity, where he was a member of the Investment Committee, chaired the Sustainability Committee and served as Head of Sustainability and Chief Risk Officer.

Currently, Patrick is the co-founder and CFO of Vertical Oceans, an AI-driven, fully automated sustainable food production platform focusing on aquaculture. He is also the Chair and Managing Partner of AgroNovare, an agri-food tech investment platform with notable investments in companies such as Vertical Oceans, AgFunder, Dimuto, Innerplant, Atomo Coffee, and FreshAlytics. Patrick has served on the board of China Agri-Industries, contributed to corporate governance as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and is an Executive Committee and Board Member of the International Fresh Produce Association and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Additionally, he is a member of the University of Manchester’s Global Leadership Board and serves as an Honorary Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Patrick holds an AMP from Harvard Business School, an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School, and a BA in History and Politics from Monash University.

Speaker Session

June 04, 2024

Trade Show (Plant Pavilion) Speaker Session 1: Agtech Innovation – Transforming Horticulture for Global Growth

Expo Halls 14-20 (Plant Pavilion)

0930 - 0950