Dr Robert Harwood

Managing Director



Robert joined in 2002, strengthening CPL’s financial and market analysis capabilities. He leads CPL’s teams of industry experts in buy-side, sell-side and distressed debt due diligence projects in food, feed and agriculture. 

He has worked on over 200 engagements including market strategies, acquisition strategies and trans-Atlantic partnerships covering topics such as plant proteins, heath ingredients, feed additives, biopesticides, fine chemicals, soluble fibres, bulking agents and unusually, intra-ocular lenses.

Before CPL, Robert spent five years in new product development and regulatory work with Charles River, a contract research laboratory and was a lecturer at the Scottish Agricultural College in Auchincruive. Robert did his MBA at Edinburgh University, his PhD at the University of Southampton and his BSc at Imperial College, London.


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