WAYZATA, Minn. — Minnesota-based Cargill announced Monday that Brian Sikes has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Cargill, founded in 1865, is one of the largest private companies in the world.
The global food corporation employs 155,000 employees across 70 countries and is based in Wayzata.
Sikes will be the 10th CEO in Cargill's 157-year history. He is currently the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO), and has worked for Cargill for more than three decades.
Dave MacLennen, who has been the CEO since 2013, will transition to the Executive Chair of Cargill's Board of Directors and advisor to Sikes.
"As Cargill continues to navigate dynamic global markets, both operational excellence and a clearly articulated vision driven by purpose and values will define the company's success, and there is no better person than Brian to lead Cargill," said MacLennan in a news release.