As COO, Nancy is a strategic leader at AMERRA and responsible for key business areas that create stakeholder value. This value comes from a deep understanding generated by 30 years of agribusiness investing, finance and banking, combined with an exceptional academic record. She applies this knowledge along with keen intuition to both operations and talent and works closely with the CIO and the whole executive management team ensuring a cohesive approach.
Nancy manages day-to-day global operations and also has served as a member of the firm’s board, executive and investment committees since co-founding the firm in 2009. Her responsibilities include oversight of investor relations, accounting, finance, operations, IT, legal and compliance functions. Her role ensures all systems, resources and people are in place to execute AMERRA’s strategic vision, investment philosophy and business platform growth.
One of a handful of senior women executives in agribusiness investing, Nancy’s presence as part of the core management team makes AMERRA attractive to other talented women and all prospective future staff. Her approach is to align selection, development and promotion of employees with company goals. She inspires by supporting and reinforcing AMERRA’s organizational purpose of protecting and growing clients’ assets via best-in-class agribusiness investment practices while contributing a positive and measurable impact on the companies, geographies and sectors in which AMERRA invests.
Nancy is also charged with developing a culture where responsibility and employee development create a virtuous cycle. She ensures that the AMERRA team is continuously developing via mentoring, training, feedback and encouragement. She ensures staff development is well-structured, properly defined and measured so that AMERRA’s team members always knows where they stand and success is fairly rewarded.
Prior to AMERRA, Nancy was employed by Société Générale for 10 years holding various positions, the last of which as a Managing Director, leading their soft commodities business. Previously, Nancy was a Vice President at Standard Chartered Bank managing a diverse group of international commodities clients and an Associate at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. where she completed their management and credit training program. Nancy holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and is fluent in Spanish. Nancy sits on the boards of CSC Sugar, LLC (USA) and ACP Cocoa, LLC (USA).