About us



 We target “future proof” solutions, combining organic and low residue products.


We develop and market unique high efficient organic, chemical and bio-solution solutions with our partners


We build unique trademarks based on mixtures and uncompromising quality solutions


We establish distribution partnerships that create financial  symbiosis


We provide our expertise in end to end value chain mapping and transactional execution


We are a high-knowledge strategic partner in an optimized location


We base our value share model on efficiency savings

Bancella specializes in working with small groups of strategic supply partners in serving high-value agricultural distribution markets in Africa and Asia.

We strive to become the catalyst in bringing new technologies and areas of differentiation to our affiliates throughout the value chain.

Bancella endeavours to be part of the food and technology revolution that will enable and assist farmers in feeding future generations in a sustainable way. 


By continually building on our diverse and high-quality team, Bancella is able to provide our affiliates with unique value. By taking advantage of the ideal conditions in Mauritius, we are able to enhance the profitability and efficiency of our affiliates.


Our integrity is our password, we will be accountable, creative and respectful towards our paying customers


To bring innovation and value to our farmers and customers and imbed this as the ethos of our business. To this end we will partner with small group of like minded technology partners to serve high value agricultural and health markets in our chosen scope


John Barnes
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Founder & Chairman

More than 30 years of experience in the crop protection industry within recognized multinationals and middle-sized companies, mainly in Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia. Various positions such as Head of Business Unit and C.E.O.

De Wet

In the Northern part of the country,Juba De Wet brings all his energy and passion about agriculture in supporting his region focusing on Mpumalanga,Limpopo, Gauteng and some selected area of the Free State.

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Procurement Manager China

Over 20 years of experience in procurment and supplier's relationship in China,mostly in the Ag-Chemicals industry. Clark holds a Master of Chemical engineering and technology as well as a Bachelor of Chemical engineering and technology.

Pascal Feidt

More than 15 years of experience in the commodity trading,crop protection & seeds industry within recognised multinational in Northern Africa,Middle-East.

Merger & Acquisition and finance background.

Kerslay Mélanie
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Account Manager Sugarcane

15 years experience in the crop protection chemical industry including 4 years working in the Sub Saharan African countries, as Key account manager in the sugarcane market for one of the leading multinational.

Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

15 years of experience in Finance including 4 years within one of the Big 4 Audit Firms. Including 10 years in the crop protection industry mainly in Europe, Africa and Middle-East

Hannes Schoeman
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In the Cape, Hannes Schoeman brings many valuable years of experience and integrity in the crop protection industry and focuses on the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape as well as other areas that our cape partners service.

Patricia Nayegon
Customer Services and Logistic Manager

Over 10 years of experience in logistic activities having worked for FedEx for more than 7 years and more recently being in charge of Public Health logistic for the leading company of IRS in Africa

C.O.O. and Head of Strategic Supply Partnerships

20 years of experience in Life Science,Pharma and Biotechnology Industries.Last 10 years specialised in Strategic Sourcing,Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Development.

Ignatius Oroo
Business Development Manager Kenya

Agronomist with close to 20 years of experience in the Agro-Chemical and Flowers production industries in Kenya and Uganda.

Laëtitia Baptiste
Accountant & General Management Assistant

Holds a double major of Accounting and Finance as well as ACCA Degree 2.With 5 years of experience in all aspects of finance including African exposure.

Contact us

4 Riverview Business Centre, Black River, Mauritius

info@bancella.com  /  Tel. +230 483 53 47

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