Mike Pringle

Mike’s wide-ranging career in senior general management and commercial positions has spanned the Agribusiness, Consumer Packaged Goods and Information Technology industries.

At the tender age of twenty-five, he relocated to French-speaking West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) to become general manager of a £100m+ turnover parastatal cocoa processing business employing 200 staff. He subsequently went on to manage similar operations in the USA and the UK. He then continued his career at United Biscuits in senior Supply Chain roles before moving into the IT industry representing US-based software companies in EMEA specialising in Supply Chain optimisation.

Throughout his career Mike has always enjoyed developing others and is proud of the achievements of some his protégés! He holds a diploma in Executive Coaching and has a particular interest is Vertical Development which helps leaders to develop more sophisticated ways of thinking, particularly relevant to the challenges of the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous) world we live in today.

Mike was born in Indonesia and then subsequently was brought up in Singapore and Holland. He is bilingual in Dutch, speaks fluent French and has conversational German.