Adrián Pascual Urquía
He was born on April 4, 1920, in Cañada de Álvarez (La Cruz), Córdoba Province, Argentina.
He has been one of the main protagonists of Argentine business entrepreneurship, with a strongly enterprising outlook, and a high ability to carry out his plans.
Deeply rooted in his homeland of General Deheza, since early youth he had a clear vision of the enormous potential of the edible oil industry. Thus, with the advantages of his hands-on work experience plus a naturally brilliant mind, he identified the key factors in a complex macro-economic context, hounded over long periods by instability and stagnation.
His sense of vision and social commitment accompanied him in his search for the best formulas to build up the financial support his new initiative required: Aceitera General Deheza (AGD), founded in 1948.
His contemporaries recognize his leadership abilities and remember how he was able through politely diffident diplomacy to obtain the necessary support for his business project.
He died in 1996, at 76, certain that the founding spirit he transmitted with his actions would remain intact, and that AGD”s future growth was assured.