NEW YORK–Rabobank, the leading global food and agribusiness bank, has appointed Rabobank veteran Bill Cordingley as Head of the Chicago Office to lead client-focused work in multiple sectors throughout the United States.
Cordingley, who has served in various high-profile roles throughout Rabobank’s sector banking and research teams, will drive growth for Rabobank in several key F&A sectors, including Dairy, Farm Inputs, Grains & Oilseeds, Consumer Foods and Food Packaging & Logistics. He reports to David Bassett, Head of Wholesale Banking North America, the bank’s corporate and investment banking business in the region, who is based in New York.
“Bill’s background and experience make him an ideal leader for our Chicago office and our sector-based client coverage strategy,” Bassett said. “We believe our Chicago team will be a major driver of the bank’s growth in North America, especially in advisory and strategic solutions.”
Cordingley most recently served as Global Sector Head for Animal Protein, where he was responsible for setting and executing the overall coverage strategy for Rabobank’s corporate clients in the sector. He helped deepen the bank’s key relationships in animal protein globally, with the pending Marfrig acquisition of National Beef standing out as a recent success.
After joining Rabobank Australia in 2005, Cordingley held various roles throughout the research organization, including senior Animal Protein analyst and General Manager of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory in Australia. In 2009, he transferred to the United States to lead the Food & Agribusiness Research (now RaboResearch) team in the Americas.
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Cordingley, who was raised on a farm in southeastern Australia, has a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia.