IMAGINE Leaders – Philippa Purser
Cargill, Head of Strategy and Global Process Leader
I currently lead Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business for Europe, Mideast and Africa based out of Geneva. I spent the first part of my career as an agricultural commodity trader helping move food supplies from where they are best produced to where in the world they are needed. I then spentfive years in animal nutrition and health before coming back to the ag commodity and renewable energy space focusing on the intersection of food, feed and fuel I was born in Britain but have since adopted Swiss citizenship as well and currently live in Geneva. I have lived and worked in five continents including time in Argentina, US, Australia and Singapore. I am married with two stepdaughters and two young granddaughters. My husband is from Myanmar and we jointly own a tree plantation there.