San-Marie Barnard, representing Kestria South Africa, has been named the new Agribusiness & Agriscience EMEA Practice Leader.San-Marie Barnard, Principal Consultant, Kestria South Africa & USA brings a global approach to executive search with her extensive experience leading executive and C-level recruitment projects in a range of industry sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa, the USA, South America and MENA. With her broad range of skills, San-Marie leads Kestria South Africa & USA’s research teams on multi-country search projects, and also plays a hybrid role in both client partnering and candidate-facing capacities. Besides Agri-Industrial her industry expertise ranges from Ed-tech, Fintech & digital payments to Media-tech.
Growing up on a food-producing farm myself, I not only have passion and an inherited love for agriculture, but an in-depth understanding of the importance of food security and the production value chain, globally, and all the factors impacting this. I look forward to being the Agribusiness & Agriscience EMEA Practice Leader for Kestria, and finding leaders who will advance and take care of this key global industry,’ says San-Marie Barnard, Principal Consultant, Kestria South Africa & USA, Kestria Agribusiness & Agriscience EMEA Practice Leader.
I am pleased to welcome San-Marie to our team. The agricultural sector is changing rapidly thanks to innovations on all fronts. San-Marie understands better than anyone the type of leaders that our clients need to turn innovations into real business success,’ adds Patrick Westerburger, Managing Partner Kestria Netherlands, Kestria Agribusiness & Agriscience Global Practice Leader.
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