MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — Cargill has elected Virginia (Ginni) M. Rometty to its board of directors. Rometty is former chairman, president and chief executive officer of IBM, holding the position from 2012 until her retirement in 2020.

In 2020, Rometty was named to the board of directors for JP Morgan Chase. In addition, she is the co-chair of OneTen, an organization that brings together top US companies, including IBM and Cargill, to upskill, hire and promote 1 million Black Americans over the next 10 years. She also is on board of trustees of Northwestern University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Brookings Institute.

Rometty is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Singapore Economic Development Board International Advisory Council, the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Advisory Board and the BDT Capital Advisory Board. She also serves as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Visiting Innovation Fellow.

“Ginni led the reinvention of IBM for the era of cloud and data, by realigning their portfolio through organic and acquired growth,” said David MacLennan, chairman and CEO of Cargill. “She also is a steadfast advocate for advancing diversity in the workplace, pioneering efforts that brought IBM into a more inclusive future. Through these efforts, Ginni has become a leading voice on technology ethics, business transformation and the workplace of the future. We are thrilled to bring her expertise and vision for purpose-driven corporations to Cargill.”