Heidrick & Struggles’ Agribusiness team has been counseling clients in this complex global industry since the firm’s doors opened. In its simplest form, agribusiness relates to the production of primary agricultural products that can be bought and sold. However, this definition gives no indication as to the complexity of the industry surrounding the growing, buying, selling and processing of agricultural commodities. Truly global in nature, coverage of the sector needs to be fully integrated.

Our Practice specialists work with all facets of the industry, including major seed and agrochemical producers, trading houses, food manufacturers and funds and investment banks involved in the agricultural sector.

In addition, we have sector specialists in each of the following sub-sectors:

  • Seeds, Chemicals and Animal Nutrition – including fertilizers, pesticides, agronomy and animal feed producers
  • Trading and Supply Chain Management – including the origination, trading and basic processing of grains, oilseeds, sugar and cocoa
  • Food and Ingredients – including the processing, bottling, packaging and distribution of products for further food manufacturing and the consumer market

We understand how to develop successful and different strategies to attract talent from developed versus developing markets. Our team provides the breadth of experience (function, market, product) for high potential individuals to develop into effective “C” level leaders, as well as finding and training global talent with consistent delivery models.