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.

Marrone Bio Innovations adds commercial chief following $75m recap

Founder Pam Marrone says former BASF exec Kevin Hammill will bring further heft to the business after an equity injection led by Ospraie Management.

Phatisa hires PE veteran as CIO

After an ag-focused stint with a foundation in London, former Bridgepoint director Robert Jenkins joins the Africa-focused firm as it continues to raise its $300m agriculture fund.

Exclusive: FMO agribusiness head joins FinDev Canada

Suzanne Gaboury has joined a newly minted Canadian DFI after a two-and-a-half-year stint with the Dutch development bank.

Blue Sky MD resigns as share price continues to slide

The Brisbane-headquartered asset manager has made multiple changes to its board as Kim Morison steps up to interim managing director.

Paine Schwartz adds ex-Monsanto exec as operating director

Rick Greubel joins the food and agribusiness-focused firm while it continues to develop its $300m-$400m earlier-stage vehicle.

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