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Informa Economics

January 18, 2017


To provide further strength to the overall company, Informa Economics IEG recently added to its staff, Informa Economics IEG Chief Executive Officer Tom Scott announced recently.

David Williams joined the Informa Economics IEG Client, Advisory and Development group as a vice president based out of Austin, Texas, with his primary responsibilities including work with IEG customers on understanding the global meat supply, meat-based project consulting as well as client services. He also works with customers on livestock hedging and trading models. Williams came to IEG from Cargill, where he worked in many different roles over 16 years, including leader of export sales for meat business unit, leader of futures trading for the meat business unit, and general manager of the Cargill grain export business in Texas and Oklahoma. Williams received his bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas Tech University and his master's degree in business administration from Friends University.

Christian Lovell joined Informa's Agribusiness intelligence vertical as a consultant based out of the company's Washington, D.C., office. Previously, Lovell was a short-term consultant with the World Bank’s Climate Policy Team, where he estimated econometric models to analyze various World Bank projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also has held public policy internships with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Lovell received his master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Davis. While at UC Davis, he was a teaching assistant and completed his thesis on futures market responses to USDA’s quarterly Grain Stocks estimates. He also has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics with concentrations in policy and economic analysis from Texas A&M University.

About Informa Economics IEG
A part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC, Informa Economics IEG is a world leader in comprehensive agriculture, food industry, agribusiness and commodity research, information, analysis and consulting. With a core team of research analysts and consulting specialists, Informa Economics IEG serves many of the world's leading agribusinesses. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has offices in Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Winnipeg, Canada; London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the company’s economic expertise and client base that combine to provide unique insights and strategic and long-term planning for agribusinesses around the world. For more information, see the Informa Economics IEG web site at

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