• Kincannon & Reed expands food value chain practice in Europe

    Four food and Ag industry veterans added as new managing directors

    Kincannon & Reed, the leading retained search firm serving the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors, has announced the addition of four new Managing Directors to its European team. Collectively they represent a significant investment and expansion of the firm’s ability to serve clients with talent needs across Europe.

    Jos Boeren joins Kincannon & Reed with 17 years of international experience in corporate business development, finance, and transactions services, including Head of Agri Corporate Finance at Société Général and Manager of M&A Strategic Planning at Bunge Limited.

    Fredrik Lundén brings more than 25 years of experience in agricultural equipment and crop inputs, most recently with the equipment manufacturer Väderstad, and previously with Monsanto. He is based in Sweden.

    Dierk Overheu was formerly the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Alfred C. Toepfer (now ADM Germany) with deep and wide trading experience. Dierk is based in Germany.

    Roger Peeters, who holds a PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, comes to Kincannon & Reed after a career as a director of research, product development, and strategy for global companies including Bayer CropScience, and Syngenta. He will be based in the Netherlands.

    “We are seeing increased hiring activity across the entire food value chain in European markets, from crop and animal inputs to food on consumer’s plates. Over the past five years, Kincannon & Reed has made great strides building recruitment expertise for public and private companies that work in these food-related sectors,” said Michael Whitney, Managing Partner, EMEA. “These four highly experienced individuals will support our continued ability to deliver exceptional candidates to our clients in a timely fashion.”