Vice president, strategy and business development
Working for the nation’s largest privately held company, Sarena Lin is constantly on the lookout for new business opportunities. It’s a big job, because Cargill has 75 lines of business spread across 67 countries. Lin, who is headquartered in Minnesota, travels the globe to learn first-hand about Cargill’s operations and potential mergers and acquisitions. A native of Taiwan who is fluent in Mandarin, she collaborates with other Cargill executives about growth opportunities in China and other Asian countries.