Long-time Cargill leader elected to board

by World Grain Staff
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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S.  — Todd Hall, a member of Cargill’s executive team and the leader of the company’s protein and salt businesses, has been elected to the Cargill board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

“Todd has a solid track record of growing Cargill businesses, both organically and through acquisition,” said David MacLennan, Cargill’s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO). “Since he joined Cargill 33 years ago, he has consistently built high-performing teams that focus on what our customers need to be successful. His strategic vision, strong leadership skills and passion for his work make him an excellent addition to the Cargill board.”

Hall joined Cargill in 1982 and held general management positions with the animal nutrition businesses until 1998. At that time, he joined the animal nutrition leadership team and worked with businesses in Southeast Asia, Europe and the U.S. In 2001, he oversaw Cargill’s acquisition of Agribrands International, which was Cargill’s largest acquisition at the time. Hall was appointed president of Cargill’s animal nutrition business in 2004. In 2008, he took on a broader role, leading the company’s poultry operations in Central America, China, Europe, Thailand and the U.S. 

Hall joins 16 other members on Cargill's board, including independent directors Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Louis R. Chênevert, retired chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation; Arthur D. Collins, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Inc.; Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group; Richard M. Kovacevich, retired chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company; Bernard Poussot, retired chairman, CEO and president of Wyeth; and Trudy Rautio, retired CEO and president of Carlson.

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