Consultant, Food & Agribusiness
A scientist turned recruiter Alex has developed a successful headhunting career spanning 14 years focusing on sourcing niche technical (scientific & engineering), commercial, operational and management professionals for technology companies across the US , EMEA and APAC regions.
Alex Hannigan-Train Bio
The sectors Alex has covered during her long career are broad but include Space & Satellite, Sensing Technologies , Lasers and Optics through to Biotechnology and Food Technology. The common thread was Alex’s ability to understand the science behind the technology, its application and marketplace . The areas of science & engineering Alex has covered are Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Food Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Mathematics, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Chemical Engineering. She has recruited technical experts as well as Commercial, Operational Management professionals up to board level. Her broad experience enables her to support a business’s full 360 recruitment plans helping them find the best possible talent for their needs whether it be a Product Development Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Head of Bioprocess Engineering , Product Manager, Sales Director, Regulatory Specialist, Supply Chain Director or a CEO.
Laterally she has focused her efforts on supporting the global Food Technology sector with an emphasis on companies that are working towards a more sustainable food system including plant based ,alt protein and cell ag companies; companies feeding into them such as Ingredients and processing equipment companies and those supporting these sectors.
In addition to her role as an executive recruiter Alex uses her significant start-up knowledge to provide advisory services to VC’s, Incubators, start-ups and non-profits that operate in this arena.
Alex’s work is supported by over 8 years personal research on food science, nutrition, plant based diets and products, food sustainability and more recently cellular agriculture.
Based in London Alex travels internationally to support her global client base and is supported by her local teams across North America & EMEA