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Paine Schwartz hires former Monsanto strategy exec

Steve Bierschenk’s nearly 20 years at the St Louis-headquartered agrochemical giant culminated in a five-year stint as vice-president of global strategy.

NSW Deputy Premier: ‘There is always room for foreign investment in Australian ag’

Speaking exclusively to Agri Investor, NSW National Party leader and deputy premier John Barilaro tells us the state is promoting overseas inflows and the ongoing drought should not eclipse success stories.

Majority of investment industry remains ‘Anglo-Celtic and male dominated’

Heavyweight Australian investors back a new workplace diversity initiative as LPs admit the issue is a factor in their investment decision-making.

Bunge board adds Tillridge co-founder ahead of possible sale

Mark Zenuk has joined the finance and audit committees at the agricultural giant as it reportedly fields takeover offers from Glencore and ADM.

NZ Super Fund interim boss steps up to permanent CEO

Matt Whineray, who has been with the vehicle since 2008, will take the helm of the $26.3bn fund on July 1.

Paine portfolio biologicals company brings in new CEO

Peter Berwerger, already a member of Paine’s Portfolio Excellence Platform, has assumed the role of chief executive at AgBiTech after having held the same role with Paine’ irrigation company.

Exclusive: Food and ag chief departs TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

Molpus names new timberland VP

Ashley Harris is joining the US timber manager as it raises its fifth fund with a target of $500m.

First State Super names new CEO

Deanne Stewart, current chief executive of Metlife’s Australian business, will take over in November after Michael Dwyer retires.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos, who has been at the US's largest public pension for more than one decade, will step away by the start of 2019.

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