Cargill Animal Nutrition Joe Stone WFP USA
Joe Stone, Cargill’s corporate senior vice-president.

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — World Food Program USA (WFP USA) announced on April 14 that Joe Stone, Cargill’s corporate senior vice-president, has joined the non-profit’s board of directors, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in agricultural development, market access, and food security.

“We have reached a turning point – we need new collaboration to ensure a sustainable, food-secure future,” Stone said. “Cargill has been collaborating with the United Nations World Food Program for more than 15 years in a global effort to nourish people. I am delighted to be a part of WFP USA’s important work advancing short- and long-term solutions to fight hunger and malnutrition.”

Stone is responsible for strategy and execution for Cargill’s animal nutrition businesses, which create nutrition for animals that provide milk, meat, and eggs to feed 1 billion people every day, Cargill said. He started at Cargill in 1985 and the Cargill Animal Nutrition business in 2005. Stone has served the company through various management roles, including in Cargill’s AgHorizons and grain and oilseeds businesses and the Cargill world-trading unit in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Throughout his career, Joe has developed deep knowledge and experience building well-functioning food markets around the world,” said Richard Leach, WFP USA president and chief executive officer (CEO). “His life-long commitment and passion for promoting food security will help us ensure that zero hunger becomes a reality.”