David Turner named head of Latin America business unit; Joseph Sherman joins KR team in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kincannon & ReedIn response to growing demand for senior executive talent in Latin American businesses related to the food chain, Kincannon & Reed, the leading global executive recruitment firm exclusively focused on the agribusiness, food, and life sciences sectors, today announced moves that further strengthen the firm's capabilities in South and Central America.

David Turner, a Managing Director of the firm, has been named head of the Latin America business unit. Turner joined Kincannon & Reed in 2012 following a distinguished and diversified international career, most notably with Cargill, Inc. in a variety of roles though out Latin America, including living and working in Brazil and Argentina. David also led the agribusiness and food practice in Canada with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Joseph Sherman has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sherman comes to Kincannon & Reed following a 38 year career in senior executive positions in agribusiness and biofuels throughout Latin America working for Cargill, Cooperativa Cocamar, Zeneca, and Continental Grain, among others. Sherman most recently held the position of Executive Director of the International Ethanol Trade Association.

Greg Duerksen, president of Kincannon & Reed commented, "Engagements to fill senior positions in Latin America constitute a significant and growing portion of the firm's business. The outlook for the region continues to be bullish; it was time to invest in additional on-the-ground talent that can provide Latin American and multinational organizations a way tap into our firm's broad and deep network of talent in sectors related to the food chain. Both David and Joe offer clients the benefit of significant and direct experience with top-drawer agribusiness, food, and biofuels organizations throughout Latin America."

Turner and Sherman both hold MBAs in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Sherman is also a past President and active Board member of the American Society of Sao Paulo.

About Kincannon & Reed
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 locations throughout 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 www.KRsearch.com.

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