January 29, 2016


Darigold appoints Cargill veteran as president and CEO




Darigold has appointed Stan Ryan as its new President and CEO.


The appointment will be effective from February 22.


With 25 years of international leadership experience from Cargill, Ryan served as platform leader of the Agricultural Supply Chain in Shanghai, China, where he was responsible for agricultural commodities origination, trading and processing.


The Cargill veteran served as president and general manager of the organisation's seven divisions in five countries. Managing both branded and commodity products, he inspired growth through customer-focused innovation and strong organisational development.


Ryan, most recently, was the interim CEO and Board director for Eagle Bulk Shipping, based in New York, US.


"(Ryan) is accomplished at delivering value, inspiring innovation and building teams," said Mark Wesen, Chairman of the Darigold Board of Directors. "He has high leadership standards that mirror Darigold's commitment to stewardship for our family farm owners."


Ryan holds both an MBA and MA from the University of Chicago, as well as a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

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