Carl Casale

CEO
CHS

Former Monsanto executive Carl Casale remains under immense pressure. As part of an $80 million settlement with the SEC, Casale—who was exonerated of allegations he misled Monsanto shareholders about Roundup profits—voluntarily repaid $728,843 in bonuses that he received while serving as the chemical company’s CFO. Now at CHS, the country’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, Casale oversaw year-over-year net income that plunged 34 percent in the first nine months of FY 2016, after dropping 28 percent in 2015. The coming year won’t be much easier, given a worldwide commodity slump, but Casale is offering members Pro Advantage, a grain-marketing and hedging system to diversify sales and reduce crop price risk.