Neal J. Rider
Founder and CEO
EmergentCold
Neal J. Rider is the founder and chief executive officer of Emergent Cold since 2016. He has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in food and logistics. EmergentCold is the leading cold storage company in Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam, and it is growing rapidly via a buy-and-build strategy in Asia Pacific and Latin America. Emergent is focused on supporting global food trade as well as providing solutions for cold chain in emerging markets. In 2013, Rider founded Agro Merchants Group, which has become the No. 4 global cold storage company. Prior to that, he held the position of president of Americold, the largest global cold chain company, for nine years. A native of Montana, Rider is a graduate of the University of Montana and holds an MBA from the University of Utah.