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Cargill’s President of Compound Feed Business to give keynote address at Women in Agribusiness Summi

BOSTON, June 16, 2015 – HighQuest Group today announced that Sarena Lin, president of Cargill’s Compound Feed Business, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Women in Agribusiness Summit. The event will be held September 28-30 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Hyatt Regency.

One of the sector’s rising stars, Lin will speak on “Women & Diversity: The Roots of Tackling Ag’s Biggest Challenges” on the first day of the conference. She will share her unique insight on the challenges facing the agri-food sector and the crucial role that women can play in creating solutions.

“We are delighted to welcome Sarena as keynote speaker for the 4th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit,” said Event Director Joy O’Shaughnessy. “She is a wonderful example of why the agribusiness industry needs to look to women for leadership roles. In her address, Sarena will discuss some of the industry’s biggest challenges and share substantive information on how women, and diversity in general, contribute to the advancement of the sector’s critical objectives.”

Lin joined Cargill in 2011 and has since been a leader at the company’s enterprise level, helping to drive Cargill’s strategic agenda across business units and the company’s business development and M&A activity. Prior to working at Cargill, Lin spent 13 years at McKinsey & Company where she was most recently a principal specializing in mergers and acquisitions. She also held roles as co-leader of McKinsey’s China Sourcing Center and managing partner of the Taipei Office.

Lin holds an M.B.A. in strategy and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. She received a B.A. in computer science from Harvard University.

Among the speakers joining Lin at the Summit are:

• Michele Fite, Global Business Leader - Protein Solutions, DuPont Nutrition & Health • Pam Marrone, CEO/Founder, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. • Elizabeth Miller, Risk Management Consultant, INTL FC Stone • Deborah Perkins, Managing Director, Rabobank

More than 500 attendees are expected at this year’s Women in Agribusiness Summit, an industry event tailored to professional women in the ag sector with the mission of developing leaders, increasing industry knowledge and inspiring action. Visit for details.

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