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Rob Hulme

Agribusiness Specialist

Rob is a global agribusiness executive who is passionate about our food system and still likes to get his hands dirty. He is the CEO and Group Director of The Boralis Group, an advisory firm that brings together practical domain knowledge, diverse operational experience and deep industry networks to build and scale sustainable food systems across the Indo Pacific region with Capital partners. His key focus is improving options for production, processing and expanded feedstock sourcing options for alternative proteins, recognising that securing sustainable protein supply across all categories of traditional, plant based and emerging protein categories is a key enabler for food security. The Boralis Group also provides agribusiness growth services for companies scaling novel and disruptive solutions through portfolio strategy and growth capital with M&A partners. Rob, who currently splits his time between Singapore and Sydney, previously worked with Bayer CropScience for 26 years across various functions in Australia, Europe, Vietnam, China and Singapore. In 2018 he co-founded Beanstalk Agtech, an innovation agency focused on enterprise agrifoodtech innovation and start-ups. Rob is a leader who recognises that bringing teams of smart people together usually gets better results, focusing on strengths and driving outcomes. He is also passionate about helping grow the next crop of entrepreneurial young leaders in Food and Agriculture.

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