SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — Amie Thesingh has joined Wilbur-Ellis as vice president of corporate business development, the company said on Aug. 6.
She reports to John Buckley, president and chief executive officer, and is based at the company’s San Francisco headquarters.
Thesingh is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate strategy and development.
“I’m very pleased that Amie has joined the company,” Buckley said. “She has deep strategy, commercial and general management expertise, along with experience that spans the food, agribusiness and technology industries. That strong background will help us capture new growth opportunities and advance core strategic initiatives.”
Before joining Wilbur-Ellis, Thesingh had a variety of leadership roles at Cargill, where she developed and executed solutions for farmers, including new product development. Most recently, she was vice president of strategy, marketing and innovation for Cargill’s protein businesses in Latin America, Europe and Asia. She created the first global strategy and acquisition portfolio across these regions, identified the critical levers for aggressive organic and M&A growth, and subsequently took responsibility for go-to-market and innovation improvement efforts.
At Cargill, Thesingh also led the farmer-facing grain origination and crop inputs distribution business in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, she was a senior leader within the Cargill-wide strategy function.
Prior to Cargill, Thesingh was with GE Capital’s vehicle fleet financing and services business, where she was vice president of product development and delivery for a startup technology product line. She also was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, as well as holding several business-to-business marketing roles in the services and technology industries.
Thesingh completed her master’s of business administration degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of the State of New York/Excelsior College.
“I’m excited to join Wilbur-Ellis,” Thesingh said. “In my new role, I’m looking forward to working with the board and the executive team to drive strategy and build strong relationships inside and outside the company to facilitate strategic, profitable growth. As the company celebrates its 100th anniversary, I’m glad to be part of an organization with such a rich history and a very bright future.”
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