Deere names new board member


Alan Heuberger

On December 20, Deere & Company announced the election of Alan C. Heuberger to the company’s board of directors. Heuberger is a senior investment manager at BMGI, the office responsible for all non-Microsoft investments for William H. Gates III, as well as for the investments of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. These investments include Deere & Company.

“We look forward to Alan joining the Deere board of directors,” said Samuel R. Allen, Deere’s chairman and chief executive officer. “His significant management experience of investments in the agriculture industry is a valuable addition to the board.”

At BMGI, Heuberger provides oversight on a variety of direct private-equity and real asset portfolio investments, including the firm’s agriculture investments, which are comprised of farmland, farm production and processing businesses, and various public equity positions including Deere & Company.

Heuberger received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.