Leadership change for Cargill’s Swiss business entity
6 January 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland. Gert-Jan (G.J.) van den Akker will assume the presidency of Cargill’s Swiss legal entity, Cargill International SA, Switzerland (CISA) on 1 February 2016. Based at the company’s Geneva office, van den Akker heads up Cargill’s global agricultural supply chain businesses and is a member of Cargill’s Executive Team, having re-joined Cargill on 1 December 2015.
Van den Akker will take over the presidency of CISA from Tom Intrator, who will retire on 31 January 2016, after a career spanning 32 years at Cargill. In addition to his CISA responsibilities, Intrator co-led Cargill’s global energy, transportation and metals businesses.
David Dines, previously US based co-leader with Intrator, has assumed leadership of Cargill’s energy, transportation and metals business based out of Geneva and has been appointed to Cargill’s Executive Team. Dines has been with Cargill since 1992 and has held a series of senior roles within the company.
Cargill began operations in Switzerland in 1956, when it was one of the first international companies to set up a trading hub in Geneva. Since that time, the company has established a diverse trading portfolio, employing over 700 people in seven locations around the country. It has operations spanning grain and oilseeds trading, ocean transportation and logistics, petroleum trading, energy and risk management, trade and structured finance, commodity risk management, as well as animal nutrition production and distribution.
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