August 4, 2016

CHS appoints vice president of risk management services


CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy in the US, grains and foods business, has appointed Manuel (Manny) San Miguel to the newly created position of vice president of risk management services.


In this new role, San Miguel will oversee CHS Hedging, the company's commodity brokerage subsidiary, as well as CHS Insurance, its full-service insurance agency subsidiary.


"When we ask our owners what keeps them up at night, the number one answer time and time again is managing their risk," said Lisa Zell, executive vice president, CHS Business Solutions.  "We realised we have a unique opportunity to create a truly aligned risk management organisation on their behalf - and this is our first step."


"Manny is a proven leader and we're excited about the insight and experience he'll bring to this new role as we build out a full view of what our customers need in risk management," Zell added.


With a strong background in management and operations, San Miguel has been with CHS since 2011 as vice president of enterprise strategy and planning. He was responsible for establishing corporate development, long-term enterprise strategy, and financial planning and analysis processes for all CHS business operations. San Miguel also led the recent business transformation project that integrated a new process and systems platform designed to serve CHS owners and customers well into the future. He currently serves on the board of governors for CHS Capital, the company's financing subsidiary.


San Miguel began his career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen LLP. He is a graduate of Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was born. He holds a double bachelor's degree in accounting and marketing, and is also a certified public accountant.

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