April 9, 2019
Cargill appoints new head for 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 June 1, 2019: Joe Stone, enterprise lead for Cargill agricultural supply chain and Cargill executive team member; and David Webster, enterprise lead for Cargill Animal Nutrition and Cargill executive team member.
Van den Akker will continue to serve on Cargill's executive team and lead key projects prior to his retirement.