Chief Financial Officer
When Cargill named a new Chief Financial Officer in 2018, it looked to a familiar face. With a career spanning 26 years at Cargill, David Dines has a deep understanding of the company’s diverse businesses and a track record of leading through change. He has served on Cargill’s Executive Team since 2015.
Prior to becoming CFO, David oversaw Cargill Metals & Shipping and Cargill Risk Management (CRM). Helping build CRM into a $50 million business that employs 160 people is one of his proudest career achievements.
Focusing on people has been a hallmark of David’s career. He credits his brother-in law with taking a risk on him as a new college graduate, teaching him the basics of business and encouraging him. As a leader, he champions the importance of teams and ensuring people feel valued and engaged.
Prior to joining Cargill, David was a vice president at Bankers Trust Company.
A native of Denver, Colorado, David holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado College. He now resides in Deephaven, Minnesota with his wife, and has three grown children, a son-in-law and one grandchild.
A supporter of his local community, David sits on the board of the Guthrie Theater, a nationally recognized regional theater in Minneapolis. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and on the Simpson Housing Services Board of Directors. His personal passions include golf, woodworking and downhill skiing.