Rabobank announces the appointment of Neil Dobbin as Chief Executive Officer of Rabo AgriFinance. The new CEO has a 25-year history with Rabobank Australia and New Zealand, where he spent the last decade heading up rural banking operations.
Announcing the appointment, Rabobank Group executive board member Berry Marttin said during Dobbin’s stewardship, Rabobank had grown to become the leading food and agribusiness bank in Australia and New Zealand. “The United States is such an important food and agriculture market for Rabobank, and we are delighted that Neil’s considerable skills, expertise and experience in agricultural banking will help RAF in its future success and development.”
With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Rabo AgriFinance is a provider of capital and financial solutions to U.S. agricultural producers and agribusinesses. The company has more than 40 offices throughout the U.S., and is several years into a tremendous growth phase, opening new locations and expanding teams with the industry’s top specialists.
In addition to his food and agriculture experience in Australia, Dobbin has also been closely involved in the growth and development of Rabo AgriFinance, serving on the company’s board of directors for the past two years. “I’m very pleased to join Rabo AgriFinance after being involved with its leadership as a board member these last few years. I look forward to being more hands-on in the important business of Rabo AgriFinance. The United States is a leader in food and agriculture, and American farmers are meeting the challenge to supply the growing world demand. American producers are making it happen, and they need access to more substantial credit products, industry insights and information, and risk management. It will be very exciting to be part of Rabo AgriFinance as we work with our customers and continue to grow with them."
As new CEO, Dobbin succeeds John Ryan, who has taken the new role of Country Manager for Rural and Retail in the U.S., and is also the new Chief Executive Officer of Rabobank, N.A., which provides full-service banking products and agricultural financing to California consumers, businesses and the agriculture industry.
As a large-capacity lender, Rabo AgriFinance has the ability and expertise to handle substantial operations and all complexities of credit. A global team of analysts provides a competitive edge with insights into industry trends, along with a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes the right tools for producers to prepare for and take advantage of market opportunities, and realize their goals and ambitions. Whether it’s financial lending, crop insurance or risk management support, the experts at Rabo AgriFinance work to guide customers on their paths toward greater success.