Desayuno con Mary L. Shelman

Director Agribusiness Program Harvard Business School




Mary L. Shelman, Director Agribusiness Program Harvard Business School

Te invitamos a compartir un desayuno con Mary Shelman, Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, quien hará una breve presentación sobre el sector y su visión con respecto a las fuerzas de cambio operantes a nivel mundial. El mismo se llevará a cabo el próximo lunes 7 de abril a las 8.30 hs en Moreno 877, piso 24.

Mary Shelman is Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, which includes the renowned HBS Agribusiness Seminar attended by 250+ senior executives each year. She has led similar programs for Harvard and other organizations in Europe, Latin America, Asia and New Zealand.

Mary is known as a strategic pathfinder in the global food and agribusiness sector. She specializes in diagnosing the forces of change shaping the future of the industry. Working with CEO’s of industry-leading firms such as Nestlé, Monsanto, Bunge, Alltech, Fonterra, and Yum! China, Mary has authored  more than 60 case studies illustrating situations of strategic change and transformational leadership. Her work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Market Leader and International Food and  Agribusiness Management Review.    

Mary has extensive business experience as a corporate director and strategic adviser to a number of fast‐grown food and agribusiness firms.For 10 years she was Chairman of the Board of RiceTec, Inc., now the dominant US rice seed company, and has served on the boards of RiceTec AG, Stiftung Fürst  Liechtenstein, and the US Rice Millers Association. Currently she advises the Irish government on the  future direction of the Irish food industry, co‐authoring Pathways for Growth which has played a pivotal  role in revitalizing the sector.    

Mary serves on the advisory boards of the African Agribusiness Consortium, the International European Forum on System  Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, and the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA)  where she is the immediate past president. In June 2013, she was named an IFAMA Fellow in recognition of her contribution to the industry.    

A native of Kentucky where she still owns a farm, Mary earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

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Lunes 7 de abril - 8.30 hs. Moreno 877, piso 24 

Te esperamos!

Tomás Lynch