Minneapolis, MN — Cargill, Inc.’s board of directors has elected David MacLennan to CEO from his position as COO. MacLennon will succeed Gregory R. Page, who will retain his role as executive chairman, and remain president and director of the company.
Lisa Clemens, senior director of investor relations, tells Candy & Snack TODAY: “David is a big supporter of employees across the depth and breadth of Cargill in delivering solutions to our customers and I think we can look to him to help us succeed.”
MacLennan joined Cargill in 1991 and has held various leadership positions within the financial, risk management, energy and animal protein business in the U.S., London and Geneva, Cargill reports. Prior to being elected president and COO in 2011, MacLennan was chief financial officer and a member of Cargill’s Board of Directors.
The Cargill board has also elected Emery N. Koenig, Cargill chief risk officer, as vice-chairman of the company. Since joining Cargill in 1978, Cargill reports he has held a variety of commodity trading and risk management roles. He currently serves as chairman of Black River Asset Management, an independently managed subsidiary of Cargill and was elected to the Cargill board in 2010.