Kincannon & Reed Expands European Food and Agribusiness Recruiting Practice

Michael Whitney strengthens firm's executive recruitment capability in U.K., Eastern Europe, and the Middle East

Jul 25, 2013, 15:24 ET from Kincannon & Reed

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kincannon & Reed, the leading global retained executive search firm serving the agribusiness, food, and life sciences sectors, today announced that Michael Whitney has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Whitney will be based west of London, England.

Whitney joins Kincannon & Reed following a twenty year international career in senior executive and Board-level positions in the agribusiness, food, and beverage sectors in the U.K., Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently, Whitney led engagements for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and various private equity funds in Eastern Europe and Africa. Whitney is a non-executive director on the boards of two leading privately owned agribusinesses in Eastern Europe.

Earlier in his career, Whitney held regional European leadership roles for Bunge Ltd, Reckitt Benckiser, and Allied Domecq Spirits & Wine. In addition, he served as a Captain in the British Army and is a graduate of The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

Greg Duerksen, President of Kincannon& Reed commented, "Mike bolsters our continuing global expansion by his significant and direct experience with top-drawer food and agribusiness companies in Central and Eastern Europe."

Whitney added, "I'm tremendously excited to join Kincannon & Reed and look forward to leveraging my experience to assist the firm's clients in building great leadership teams."

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Kincannon & Reed is the only retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors. Founded in 1981, the company serves clients throughout the world from its offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. The firm's motto is: "We recruit leaders for organizations that feed the world and keep it healthy."  For more information, visit

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