Cargill has made several changes to its top management team, appointing a new chief financial officer and creating a new leadership role for the company’s Asia Pacific division.
Cargill says that the appointments have been made to accelerate the growth of the company and enhance its service to customers amid changing market conditions.
David Dines has been appointed as the company’s new CFO, effective from 1 December 2018, and he will continue as a member of Cargill’s executive board.
Dines currently serves as the head of Cargill’s risk management business, and he has previously led global trading businesses in both the financial and industrial sectors.
Dines succeeds Marcel Smits in the role, as Smits has been appointed as the new head of Cargill Asia Pacific, also effective from 1 December 2018.
Cargill claims that Asia Pacific is one of its key markets for future growth, and the company claims that Smits’s experience in the region will help effetviely accelerate Cargill’s growth plans in the region.
David MacLennan, Cargill chairman and chief executive officer said: “We’ve undertaken significant changes over the past three years to build a more agile and integrated Cargill to serve customers’ rapidly evolving needs. The world does not stand still, and neither will we.
“The changes announced today augment the strength and expertise needed to fuel Cargill’s growth, with a focus on integrating operations, increasing financial discipline and accelerating investments in markets of highest potential.
“These strategic moves position us to lead with our purpose and deliver a sustainable future for food and agriculture.”
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