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Cargill elects new leader of global agricultural supply chain

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Cargill has selected Joe Stone, currently enterprise leader for Cargill Animal Nutrition, to lead the company’s global agricultural supply chain. David Webster will assume the Cargill Animal Nutrition leadership role vacated by Stone. Both announcements follow GJ van den Akker’s decision to retire as enterprise lead for Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain in 2020 after 30 years with the company. 

"GJ and his leadership team have improved results in our ag supply chain while also driving important progress on critical safety, digitalisation and sustainability goals," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill chairman and CEO.?

"Joe’s extensive risk management, trading, and grains and oilseeds experience will allow him to build on the momentum created by GJ and his team. And David is well positioned to execute on our animal nutrition growth strategy, leveraging his successful track record leading the premix and nutrition business and managing diverse global teams.”

The following leadership changes will be effective 1 June 2019:

  • Joe Stone, enterprise lead for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain and Cargill Executive Team member.
  • Stone began his career in Cargill’s grain and oilseeds business in 1985 before moving to the company’s world trading unit in Geneva (Switzerland) in 2001. Most recently, he served as enterprise lead of Cargill Animal Nutrition. David Webster, enterprise lead for Cargill Animal Nutrition and Cargill Executive Team member. 
  • Webster joined Cargill in 1992, working in production, sales, purchasing and finance before becoming a leader in Cargill premix business with the acquisition of Provimi. Most recently, he led Cargill’s global edible oils business.
  • GJ Van den Akker will continue to serve on Cargill’s Executive Team and lead key projects prior to his retirement. 

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