Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Ejnar Knudsen

Co-Portfolio Manager of the Agriculture Fund, Passport Capital


Ejnar Knudsen is Co-Portfolio Manager of Passport Capital's Agriculture Fund, managing the investment research process. From 2001 to 2007, he was executive vice president of Western Milling, a feed milling company with more than $700 million in sales. Knudsen also served in executive roles at various ethanol and dairy companies owned by Western Milling or its shareholders. He served as executive vice president for Rabobank in New York, managing a loan portfolio, venture capital investments and corporate advisory services in food, agriculture and commodities. Knudsen sits on the boards of Cilion and TetraVitae Biosciences; serves as an advisor to Key and Company, an M&A advisor in the food and agriculture industry; and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He received a bacherlor's degree from Cornell.


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