Global Food Supply & Demand Dynamics

VIDEO June 22, 2021

Speaker / Author

Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, Ph.D.

Epidemiologist, Registered Dietitian, and Faculty Member at the School of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Ariel University

Dr. Kaufman-Shriqui is an epidemiologist and a registered dietitian. Dr. Kaufman-Shriqui is a faculty member at the School of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Ariel University, Israel, and an affiliated scientist in the Affiliated scientist, the Center for Urban Health Solutions (C-UHS), St., Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kaufman-Shriqui’s research focuses on investigating social, economic, and environmental causes of nutrition-related chronic diseases among various populations. Specifically, she focuses on (1) understanding how built environment features integrate into the development of nutrition programs in urban settings. (2) documenting disparities in nutrition-related diseases and child growth patterns based on socioeconomic factors. ... Read More

Brandon Zick

Chief Investment Officer, Ceres Partners

Brandon Zick joined Ceres Partners in 2010.  He is responsible for managing all investments at Ceres, including farmland and private equity strategies. In this role he supervises valuation analysis, acquisition due diligence, tenant management and acquisition negotiations. Prior to joining Ceres, Mr. Zick served as Vice President of Strategic Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where he performed due diligence, valuation analysis, deal negotiation and execution of strategic business transactions. Previously, he worked as a senior associate of investor relations at Morgan Stanley, and began his career as a finance associate at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Zick is a graduate of the University of Notre ... Read More

William Kennedy

GIC Vice Chair of Programs and Co-Founder, CEO and CIO of RiskBridge Advisors

Bill Kennedy co-founded RiskBridge Advisors, an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) firm providing tailored investment management and unconflicted guidance and implementation to endowments & foundations, insurers, family offices, and their principals.  As Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, he oversees and is responsible for RiskBridge’s strategic course and all investment decisions. Mr. Kennedy has over 30 years of industry experience.  He previously served as Chief Investment Officer with Fieldpoint Private from 2012-2019, where he was responsible for investment policy, asset allocation, and investment manager selection. Mr. Kennedy also chaired the bank’s Investment Committee and served on the bank’s Board of ... Read More