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David Donnan

David Donnan

David Donnan

Investor and Partner (Emeritus) at Kearney



ISEN 471 Sustainable Food (0.5 credit)
ISEN 473 The Future of Food and Agriculture (0.5 credit)

David Donnan is an adjunct professor within Northwestern's Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program.

He is an accomplished business leader and consultant with significant global experience in the agriculture, food and retail industries. During his career, Dave has run operating companies, managed food plants and consulted to leading global retail and consumer product companies in technology and supply chain strategies, brand growth and market positioning. He is a partner emeritus with Kearney, a global management-consulting firm, and ran their global food & beverage practice for ten years.

A champion of innovation in the food sector, he works as an investor and mentor with many entrepreneurs and startups in the agriculture and food industry. David is an advisory board member of the Global Midwest Alliance, Spiral Sun Investments and Good Food Accelerator. He also serves on the boards of Rubicon Organics, Family Farmed, and Naturally Chicago. David is a Public Board Member of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

David is a professional engineer and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto.