Heinke Ahrens

Heinke is a Food and Agribusiness Project Specialist with hands on agricultural experience from a beef farm in Germany and a tillage/sheep farm in Australia. She has an MSc in Food Business Strategy from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, Ireland in addition to a BA in International Business & Management from Hochschule Bochum, Germany.  
 
Heinke’s present work centres around supporting business development, research and client engagement at Farrelly & Mitchell. She is highly active in project management, tendering, consulting and client management for the business.

Prior to joining Farrelly & Mitchell, she worked in supply chain management for General Mills, Dublinan international food manufacturer and marketer selling well-known brands such as Yoplait, HäagenDazs, Nature Valley, Old El Paso and Betty Crocker.

There she scheduled and prioritised inbound deliveries based on capacity in warehouse, availability of hauliers and urgency of load, managed all day-to-day communications with various external and internal stakeholders and ran daily reports ensuring sufficient stock on hand and monitored inbound deliveries across ambient, chilled and frozen brands.

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2021 ESG trends: The cost of failing to integrate sustainability into agribusinesses

Trends show continued momentum behind ethically run food. Failing to integrate sustainability into an investment has consequences.

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A dilemma for ESG investors: Balancing local food autonomy and global supply chain advantages

Food production has a wide range of impacts which are difficult to measure, making it unclear whether individual investment in food meet ESG criteria.

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Heinke Ahrens

Heinke is a Food and Agribusiness Project Specialist with hands on agricultural experience from a beef farm in Germany and a tillage/sheep farm in Australia. She has an MSc in Food Business Strategy from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, Ireland in addition to a BA in International Business & Management from Hochschule Bochum, Germany.  
 
Heinke’s present work centres around supporting business development, research and client engagement at Farrelly & Mitchell. She is highly active in project management, tendering, consulting and client management for the business.

Prior to joining Farrelly & Mitchell, she worked in supply chain management for General Mills, Dublinan international food manufacturer and marketer selling well-known brands such as Yoplait, HäagenDazs, Nature Valley, Old El Paso and Betty Crocker.

There she scheduled and prioritised inbound deliveries based on capacity in warehouse, availability of hauliers and urgency of load, managed all day-to-day communications with various external and internal stakeholders and ran daily reports ensuring sufficient stock on hand and monitored inbound deliveries across ambient, chilled and frozen brands.

We help food and agriculture businesses to sustainably grow

Connect with us

Featured publications

Sustainability & ESG

2021 ESG trends: The cost of failing to integrate sustainability into agribusinesses

Trends show continued momentum behind ethically run food. Failing to integrate sustainability into an investment has consequences.

Blog

Sustainability & ESG

A dilemma for ESG investors: Balancing local food autonomy and global supply chain advantages

Food production has a wide range of impacts which are difficult to measure, making it unclear whether individual investment in food meet ESG criteria.

Blog

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Access to finance – transforming the story of African agribusiness

Agriculture finance is a contentious issue in Africa, as it continues to face challenges in unlocking the capital required to meet its potential. 

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