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Thursday, October 18 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Working Capital: Leveraging Global Financial Tools for Smallholder Farmers

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Speakers Include:
Walter Bell - Board of Directors, Swiss Re America Holding
Raymond Offenheiser - President, Oxfam America
Sano Shimoda - Founder and President, BioScience Securities
Jack Sinclair - Executive Vice-President, Walmart Grocery Division
Carolyn Woo - CEO, Catholic Relief Services



Speakers
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Walter Bell

Chairman of the Board, Swiss Re America Holding
Walter A. Bell joined Swiss Re as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation in September 2008. In this capacity, he provides supervisory governance of Swiss Re’s Americas businesses and oversees and directs regulatory and public affairs for all the North America businesses. Walter served as Alabama Insurance Commissioner since 2003. During that time, he led efforts to streamline the Alabama Department of Insurance, improving... Read More →
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Ray Offenheiser

President, Oxfam America
Raymond C. Offenheiser returned to the US in 1996 to join Oxfam America as its President. Oxfam America, a Boston-based international relief and development agency, supports organizations committed to developing solutions to poverty and injustice in more than 30 countries. Oxfam America is the US affiliate of Oxfam International—a confederation of 15 Oxfam's which collectively works in 120 countries, and has annual revenue of $1.0... Read More →
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Sano Shimoda

Founder and President, BioScience Securities
Sano Shimoda, BioScience Securities, Inc. Sano Shimoda is president and founder of BioScience Securities, a boutique strategic corporate advisory and investment banking firm that is located in Venice, California, in the Los Angeles area. BioScience Securities was originally founded in the San Francisco Bay area in 1993. BioScience Securities’ focus is unique, in that it was founded on a vision that the long-term development of... Read More →
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Jack Sinclair

Executive Vice President, Walmart Grocery Division
Jack Sinclair is executive vice president of the grocery division for Walmart Stores Division. He is responsible for the overall grocery strategy for Wal-Mart Stores U.S. In addition, he works to integrate planning, category management, store experience, and private brand development into the grocery business unit.  Sinclair has worked in the retail food business since 1982. He began his career as a trainee at Shoppers’ Paradise in... Read More →
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Carolyn Woo

President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Woo assumed the position of CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services in January 2012. Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on five continents. Before CRS, she served as the dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott