Seb Stoove leads Spencer Stuart’s global Agriculture & Commodities Practice and is a member of the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources, Industrial and Consumer practices. For two decades Seb has been a trusted adviser to boards and C-suite leaders in the energy, mining, agriculture, consumer and renewables sectors. Seb is also a sought-after author and speaker on agribusiness leadership, with a particular passion for finding the leaders who will help feed the world in the future.

International industry expertise

  • At Spencer Stuart, Seb works with public, private equity–owned and family-owned companies on domestic and international search assignments for CEOs, board directors and C-suite leaders, as well as leadership advisory services such as CEO succession.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Seb worked with another European executive search firm recruiting senior international executives in natural resources, supply chain, commodities, financial services and consumer goods.
  • Before entering search and leadership advisory, Seb was active in various front-office positions with international trading companies and with Rabobank International. He dealt with a range of product groups such as equity, fixed income and commodities, and served a variety of clients across the world.

Seb graduated from the College of Haarlem with a B.A. in economics, law and management. Based in Chicago, he has also lived and worked in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, and speaks English, Dutch, French and German.

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