Kestria Insights

Pioneering climate-neutral innovations in Dutch greenhouse horticulture

Patrick Westerburger | April 9, 2024

Dutch greenhouse horticulture is a major sector, with more than 3,300 specialized companies representing an export value of €10.8 billion. This makes greenhouse horticulture one of the most important sectors within Dutch agribusiness. Patrick Westerburger, Managing Partner, Kestria Netherlands, interviewed Adri Bom-Lemstra, the chairman of Glastuinbouw Nederland, about innovations in the sector.

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Unconventional leaders elevate organisational success

| April 4, 2024

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of leadership has taken on a new dimension. Gone are the days when industry experience within a single sector was the golden ticket to success. Instead, a new breed of leaders is emerging - ones who bring a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives from diverse industries.

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Inclusion and productivity: The challenge of age diversity in the corporate environment

Carlos Eduardo Staut | March 5, 2024

In recent years, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the corporate landscape. For the first time in history, we have four generations living together in the workforce: Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z. In this context, Human Resources managers play a key role in promoting inclusion and combating ageism, helping to build a work environment where everyone feels valued and able to contribute their best.

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3 Pillars of competence for Thought Leaders in the corporate era

Carlos Eduardo Staut | Feb. 21, 2024

In a scenario in which leadership profiles emerge and stand out with very different characteristics, an essential figure has emerged to successfully navigate the turbulent waters of the business world: the Thought Leader. This new profile of professionals not only masters their field but goes beyond it, actively shaping the business landscape with their innovative and insightful ideas.

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The new currency of executive leadership in 2024

Steven B. McKinney | Feb. 14, 2024

For decades, the executive search landscape resembled a gilded cage, its doors guarded by stone sentinels labeled "experience." Resumes boasting years at the helm of industry titans and pedigrees etched in ivy-league halls held the ultimate key. They cast long shadows over individuals whose brilliance shone in less conventional arenas. This strict adherence to experience served us well in a more predictable era. Today's dynamic environment presents challenges that require a new currency of executive leadership in 2024.

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Higher Education; what’s in store for 2024

Dr Rohan Carr | Feb. 13, 2024

Higher education is undergoing profound transformations, shaped by economic, health, technological and social influences. Despite the anticipation of a return to normalcy in 2023, the past year posed challenges; necessitating heightened adaptability and resilience.

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AI in executive search: Enhancing efficiency, speed and transparency

Natàlia Segura | Feb. 6, 2024

The integration of artificial intelligence in executive search is significantly transforming senior management talent acquisition processes. Unlike in the past, when professional social networks and public executive information were scarce, AI now simplifies the identification, search and contact processes. This advancement aids in minimizing human bias during the initial screening phases by automating the management of extensive information and pre-selecting the most suitable candidates.

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Top executive search trends for 2024: Shaping the future of leadership recruitment

| Jan. 24, 2024

As the landscape of executive search evolves into 2024, we stand at the precipice of a transformative era in leadership recruitment. This year is poised to redefine the norms and expectations of executive talent acquisition, shaped by a confluence of technological advancements, shifting work dynamics and a renewed emphasis on diversity and adaptability.

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Nourishing a healthier tomorrow: Exploring holistic nutrition's potential in the consumer industry

| Dec. 13, 2023

In recent years, the snack industry has undergone a significant shake-up, redefining consumer preferences and forcing businesses to adapt to new industry trends. This disruption in the snack industry can be attributed to the growing emphasis on holistic well-being and changing lifestyles, as individuals increasingly seek healthier alternatives to traditional, less nutritious options.

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Revolutionizing Agribusiness: A deep dive into innovations reshaping the industry

| Dec. 5, 2023

The Agribusiness & Agriscience sector is transforming rapidly, driven by technological innovation, sustainability goals and the imperative of addressing global food security challenges. This dynamic industry leads in adopting cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to navigate climate change, resource scarcity, and changing consumer preferences. Kestria recently met with global industry leaders at the Innovation in Agribusiness roundtable to discuss trends, technology, and optimization of resources for the future and the challenges they present.

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