Dave MacLennan

President and CEO
Cargill

MacLennan, named Cargill’s new CEO last year, has a fight on his hands to bounce back from a rough fiscal 2014, which saw a 19 percent drop in earnings to $1.87 billion. Things didn’t get much better with a 26 percent fall-off in the company’s first quarter of fiscal ’15. In response, MacLennan has pledged to jettison non-core business units while investing in areas where Cargill can lead, and also cutting administrative costs and offshoring more jobs.