(April 19, 2022) Tracy Dawson, representing Kestria South Africa & USA, has been named the new Agribusiness & Agriscience EMEA Practice Leader.
In the rapidly growing and dynamic field of agribusiness, technological trends meet rising demand for digitalization, farm automation and sustainability. Sophisticated technologies such as robots, GPS, temperature and moisture sensors will allow agribusiness to be more profitable, efficient and environmentally friendly. The Agri sector must double its production by 2050 to feed the world while dealing with constraints such as land availability, water, price volatility and the need for more sustainable practices.
Tracy Dawson, Partner at Kestria South Africa & USA, has great insight and expertise in C-suite leadership, social impact in Africa, financial inclusion, strengthening of health systems and digital transformation. A strong ally in global assignments, she has secured complex executive-level appointments in many African and European territories. Her deep market knowledge, combined with her intuition and empathy, means her clients can rely on her to support exceptional hires.
‘There is no doubt that agriculture is the most important sector in Africa. It provides a source of livelihood and employment for the vast majority of citizens, especially women, and will become a critical hub for food security in the years ahead. In Europe and much of the Middle East, agriculture is a sophisticated and highly commercial model, and these advances in tech and in inputs are trickling through to emerging and developing markets. It’s a delight to support the most critical sector on the planet, and my Partners at Kestria provide a birds-eye view of global agriculture that is surely unmatched and translates into value for our clients,’ Tracy Dawson, Partner at Kestria South Africa & USA, Kestria Agribusiness & Agriscience EMEA Practice Leader.
‘It is great news for Kestria that Tracy has accepted this important leadership role for EMEA. She is bringing an impressive executive search track record for multinational organizations in this large region. I like her innovative approach and relentless energy to get things right. Our clients in the agricultural sector will benefit from her global strategic perspectives combined with a deep knowledge on the EMEA region and the African continent in particular. Her expertise and insights on agritec will make companies more competitive and future proof. Moreover, Tracy is a trusted board advisor and sparring partner for family businesses, stock listed companies, PE funded firms and NGOs. Together with Warren Carter, Leader for the Americas and Monicca Yan, Leader for AsiaPac, Tracy completes the Kestria Global Agriculture dream team. I’m looking forward to introducing her to our growing client base in the field of agribusiness and agriscience,’ Patrick Westerburger, Managing Partner Kestria Netherlands, Kestria Agribusiness & Agriscience Global Practice Leader.
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