Christopher Shanahan

Global Director – Agriculture & Nutrition Chemicals & Materials

Functional Expertise

  • Over 10 years experience in advanced data analysis, futurism, project management, consulting and market research engineering. Particular expertise in:
    -Econometric-based market analysis including mathematical programming, pharmacoeconomics, statistical benefit-cost analysis, market forecasting, and scenario engineering and backcasting
    -Product innovation adoption models and business strategy decision models

Industry Expertise

  • Strong experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging past experience across various industry verticals
    -Agriculture and nutrition markets including food ingredients, dietary supplements, animal feed additives, consumer packaged goods, food processing equipment, food packaging, ag chemicals, seeds and traits, and ag equipment and technologies
    -Natural resources and derivative markets of the bioeconomy including agricultural commodities, oil & gas, construction chemicals, plastics and polymers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and lubricants
    -Downstream markets including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, information technologies, logistics and supply chain, construction, the energy sector, and process manufacturing

What I bring to the team

  • Economic, social and environmental business strategy development and implementation
  • Sound understanding of functions such as corporate strategy, tracking consumption trends, and sales & marketing functions
  • Ability to understand client requirements and deliver optimum solutions

Career Highlight

  • Published research in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, Review of Agricultural Economics Journal and Agribusiness and the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Review
  • Directly worked with several leading companies including 3M, Ajinomoto, American Egg Board, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, BASF, Bunge, CJ Cheiljedang, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Ecolab, ExxonMobil, Food Supplements Europe, Henkel, Intel, Lubrizol, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, P&G, Pfizer, Roquette, Shell, Tate & Lyle, Toray, W.L. Gore, and many others


  • Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, United States