40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Cheni Filios


PanAmerican Seed Co.

Job Title

Global Product Manager - Vegetables


  • Since joining the vegetable team at PanAmerican Seed, Cheni has helped to double the company’s product portfolio and sales.
  • Recipient of the Frerick Dreer Scholarship at Cornell University for plant-related travel experience outside of the U.S. where she completed a year in New Zealand and England learning about their horticulture industries.


One of her favorite hobbies is cooking, and she keeps her friends and co-workers well fed. Her most recent specialties include pickles, hot sauce and kimchi. She also can’t live without Greek food.

Fun Facts

Cheni’s favorite book is “Down the Garden Path” by Beverley Nichols. “The witty humor and plant anecdotes got me hooked on horticulture.”