From June 2007 to November 2008, she served as chief financial officer for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group and for UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC, a strategic joint venture between Constellation Energy and Électricité de France. She held the position of senior vice president of finance for Constellation Energy from 2005 to 2007 and senior vice president of finance, Information Technology, Risk and Operations for Constellation New Energy from January to October 2005. Prior to joining Constellation Energy, she served as the chief financial officer of ANC Rental Corp., the parent company of Alamo Rent-A-Car and National Rent-A-Car; vice president and treasurer of Auto Nation, Inc.; and vice president and treasurer of The Black and Decker Corporation. She is currently a director of AmerisourceBergen Corporation and is a former director of The ADT Corporation. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Center Stage in Baltimore, MD. and is a former trustee of the Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management. She has a BA from Loyola College.
Sheila Bair was Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2006 to 2011. She left the FDIC in June 2011 to join the Pew Charitable Trust as a senior advisor, a role she held from 2011 through 2015. Bair also served as president of Washington College from 2015 to 2017, and senior advisor to international law firm DLA Piper, from 2014 to 2015. Earlier in her career, Bair was assistant secretary for financial institutions at the Department of the Treasury, senior vice president for government relations of the New York Stock Exchange, commissioner and Acting Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
She served as Chief Executive Officer of Britannia Industries, a publicly listed food company in India, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that, she was Head of the Business Strategy practice in the U.S. at the Zyman Group, a consulting firm. She started her career in India at a Tata Group company in 1977, and joined Cadbury India in 1980, subsequently working for Cadbury in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and South Africa until 1994. From 1994 to 2003, she held senior positions in marketing and general management at The Coca-Cola Company in the U.S. and Latin America, becoming Global Head of Corporate Strategy in 2001. Ms. Bali serves as an advisory board member of PwC India, and is a non-executive director on the boards of Smith & Nephew plc, as well as several Indian companies, including CRISIL Ltd. and Syngene International Limited. She is a former non-executive director of Syngenta International AG. She also chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).
She is a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global advisory firm that provides strategic counsel to businesses on government relations, macroeconomic and political risks, regulatory issues, market entry strategies and environmental, social and corporate governance issues. From 2009 to 2011, she was assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy. From 2001 to 2008, she was a founding principal of the Albright Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. Previously, she served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1993 to 2001. She chairs the board of the League of Conservation Voters, and holds a JD and BA from the University of Florida.
He was chief executive officer of Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, a leading New Zealand-based international dairy company, from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he served as president and CEO of GSW Inc, a Canadian consumer durable goods manufacturer, from 2000 to 2003. Prior to 2000, he spent 16 years in the sugar industry, working in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. From 1994 to 1999, he worked for Tate & Lyle, first as president of Redpath Sugars and subsequently as president and CEO of Tate & Lyle North America Sugars Inc. He has served as chairman of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the national economic development agency, since November 2012, and since October 2014 has been chairman of Orion Health Ltd. He also serves as a councillor of the University of Auckland.
He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Grain Company since 1997 and is a member of its Management Committee. Paul has over 40 years of experience owning and operating businesses in the food, agribusiness, and commodities industries. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
He is the CEO of Syngenta, a position he has held since 2016. He is also an Executive Director on its Board of Directors and Chairman of the not for profit Syngenta Foundation. Prior to joining Syngenta, he served since 2012 as President and CEO of Univar, a leading distributor of chemicals and related services. He also previously served as President of Ecolab, a provider of cleaning, sanitation, water treatment and oil and gas products and services and as Chairman, President and CEO of Nalco, a water treatment and oil and gas products and services company. He was also Group Vice President of the Agriculture and Nutrition Division of DuPont from 2003 to 2008. Erik serves on the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company (including their Science and Technology Committee), CropLife International and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
He is Founding Partner of Flatwater Partners and has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture, energy and food processing industries. Most recently, Greg was CEO of The Gavilon Group. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of ConAgra Foods Commercial Products and President and COO of ConAgra Trade Group. He holds a B.S. in agriculture economics and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bernardo Hees served as Chief Executive Officer of The KraftHeinz Company from 2015 to June 2019. He served as Chief Executive Officer of H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation since 2013. From 2010 to 2013 Mr. Hees served as Chief Executive Officer of Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a global fast food restaurant chain. From 2005 to 2010 he was Chief Executive Officer of América Latina Logística (“ALL”), a Brazilian logistics company. Mr. Hees was also a partner at 3G Capital from 2010 to 2019.
He is currently President of Pacific Point Capital. Previously, he was a Principal, Senior Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee at Relational Investors LLC. He has over 20 years of experience as an institutional investor across a wide range of businesses. He holds a BS in finance from of the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
He has served as Managing Partner of Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners, an agribusiness private equity firm, since 2016. Prior to Tillridge, he was a Managing Director at NGP Energy Capital Management (“NGP”), where he led NGP’s agribusiness investment platform from 2010 to 2016. Before joining NGP, he served in many domestic and international executive leadership roles with Archer Daniels Midland Company (“ADM”), having most recently led ADM’s oilseed business unit. Before joining ADM in 1999, he served as General Manager of the Commodity Marketing Group for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Marketing Manager for the Canadian Wheat Board.
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