Devry Boughner Vorwerk selected as a 2014 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
MINNEAPOLIS – March 11, 2014 – Cargill today announced that the World Economic Forum has named Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Director of International Business Relations at Cargill, as a 2014 Young Global Leader. This honor is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, from around the world.
Young Global Leaders are selected from all sectors of society in recognition of their outstanding leadership, through which they have demonstrated their commitment to improving the state of the world.
The role of a Young Global Leader is to engage with leaders outside their community, often serving as advisers to international organizations, governments and private institutions. They initiate new dialogues and platforms for action to address global challenges such as climate change, disease prevention, improving education and eradicating poverty.
“Young Global Leaders are not just exceptional people in their own right: they are leaders that already have a track record in improving the state of the world,” said David Aikman, managing director and head of the new champions at the World Economic Forum. “We welcome the Class of 2014 into our community and look forward to collectively engaging them to deliver change of genuine global significance.”
Raised in Gonzales, CA, in the Salinas Valley, Vorwerk joined Cargill in 2004 as Director of International Business Relations based in Washington, D.C. She is currently responsible for managing Cargill’s global government relations activities in Washington, directing Corporate Affairs for Latin America and managing Cargill’s international trade policy agenda. Her portfolio also includes advancing Cargill’s goals for global food security.
Prior to joining Cargill, Vorwerk worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission in the Office of Industries and as Economic Advisor to the Chairman. She also served as Senior Economist in Agricultural Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which is part of the Executive Office of the President.
Vorwerk holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. She also holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, with a specialization in Public Policy and International Trade, from Cornell University.
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