Name: Soyeon K.
Title: Strategy Planning Leader
Career Area: Strategy & Development
Location: Bundang, Korea
Education: CEIBS, MBA
"Stay hungry, humble and focused"
I am responsible for Cargill’s animal nutrition business strategy in Korea. My role is to lead the development of our local business strategy, focusing on where to play and how to win, mergers and acquisitions, and the capabilities we need. Our goal is to deliver distinctive value to the customer through innovative solutions in a profitable way. General activities include identifying strategic opportunities, conducting various analyses, engaging key stakeholders, developing recommendations and implementing them.
I began my career as a sales representative and marketer at Procter & Gamble in Korea. After pursuing an MBA in China, I joined Cargill in the Singapore office in 2011. I worked first as an origination trader in our trade and structured finance business and later as a project team leader in the corporate strategy and development group. I covered major Asian countries and led several corporate strategy and acquisitions projects across agriculture and food. In April 2016, I transitioned to my current role.
After earning my MBA, I was searching for a company that operates with integrity and offers me rich opportunities to stretch and grow. Cargill has been a great fit for me. I take pride in what we do and how we do it to nourish the world, and I am grateful for the growth opportunities within the company. For those who are eager to learn, adapt and grow in the sectors of agriculture, animal nutrition and food, Cargill would be a great place to work.
Why we’re Better Together
High-performing and humble employees are a great part of Cargill’s culture, and one of the reasons that I joined the company. We have a variety of experts who respect differences, value diversity and step forward together for strong business, community and personal growth.
My passions outside of work are to watching movies, read books and travel in different countries. I enjoy learning about the unique culture of many different countries, and I appreciate different perspectives. This energizes me and helps my mind to become more flexible, broad and open.