Campbell Global, the US timberland investment manager, has created two new roles as part of an expansion into Australasia and Latin America.
The firm has hired Mauricio Penteado as head of Latin America, who will be based in Brazil, and Rob van Rossen as director of acquisitions, Australasia, who will be based in New Zealand.
Penteado joined in January after working as an independent consultant to the timber sector in Brazil including companies such as Floresteca Group, the world’s largest teak producer, and IIS, the International Institute for Sustainability. He has worked for Suzano Papel e Celulose and International Paper, both paper companies, in the past, according to LinkedIn.
Van Rossen most recently owned and operated Rob van Rossen Consulting. He was also chair of the forest industry R&A Committee at the New Zealand Forest Owners Association.
Campbell Global will start to hire teams in New Zealand and Brazil to work under van Rossen and Penteado in due course, a spokesperson told Agri Investor.
Campbell currently employs around 300 employees and manages over $6 billion of assets globally across 3.1 million acres. These assets are managed in both funds and separately managed accounts. Its clients are predominantly institutional investors.