Joe Stone

WFP USA Board of Directors

Joe Stone leads Cargill’s agricultural supply chain, an integrated network of businesses that connects farmers with domestic and international buyers. The agricultural supply chain division sources, trades, transports, and transforms grains and oilseeds commodities for food, feed and fuel markets.

Joe also leads the company’s corporate trading strategy. In this role, Joe and his team are pioneering new trading capabilities, technologies, data, and analytics for Cargill’s businesses, which operate in the trade finance, freight, agricultural commodities, metals, and risk management sectors.

Joe’s career at Cargill has spanned more than 30 years. His decades of leadership and breadth of experience inform his service as a member of Cargill’s Board of Directors. Prior to his current role, Joe was the company’s chief risk officer and led its animal nutrition division, which annually produces 16 million tons of animal feed. Joe served as e-business manager for AgHorizons, and as proteins team captain for Cargill’s World Trading Unit in Geneva.

A native of Nebraska, Joe grew up in a family that was passionate about food and agriculture. This interest followed him to the University of Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He currently serves on the boards of the school’s Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance, and the Engler School of Entrepreneurial Studies.

Joe’s passions for promoting food security and advancing trade and economic development are also reflected in his work outside of Cargill. Joe serves on the board of World Food Program USA, which supports the lifesaving work of the United Nations World Food Programme. He also serves on the board of directors for the US-China Business Council, whose mission is to expand the US-China commercial relationship by facilitating trade and investment.