Frank van Lierde
Food Ingredients & Bio-Industrial
Frank van Lierde is responsible for strategy and execution for Cargill’s food and bio-industrial ingredients businesses.
Van Lierde has led the company’s food ingredients businesses since 2008, having previously served as managing director for Cargill’s starches and sweeteners business, based in Mechelen, Belgium. He earlier launched a sweeteners business in Poland as general manager.
He joined Cargill in the Netherlands in 1989. After various assignments in commercial management in the U.S. and Europe, he was appointed European sales and marketing manager for the corn milling business. In 1998, he joined Cargill’s Strategy & Business Development group in Minneapolis, with a focus on acquisitions. He returned to Europe in 2000 to lead the starches and sweeteners business.
Van Lierde earned a master’s degree in bio-engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL).
* David Webster was appointed to lead the Food Ingredients and Bio-Industrial (FIBI) enterprise beginning on April 1, 2021. To help ensure a smooth transition in leadership, Frank van Lierde will conclude his 32-year career with Cargill on June 1, 2021.