Sikes began his career with Cargill in 1991 and was named president and CEO in January 2023. Sikes is the 10th CEO in Cargill’s 158-year history and is known for his relentless focus on people and culture, as well as customer-driven transformation and growth.
“It is an honour to be elected board chair, and I am confident the best days for our company, and its greatest contributions, lie ahead,” said Sikes. “I step into this role from a position of strength thanks to Dave’s outstanding service and visionary leadership as executive chair of the board and former president and CEO. He reshaped the fabric of Cargill and built a solid foundation, business model and culture that positions us for long-term success.