Cargill CEO Named Chair of U.S.-Brazil Business Council

Greg Page-whose company has production facilities, warehouses, and branch offices in roughly 80 Brazilian cities-has been named chairman of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

Greg Page, chairman and CEO of Cargill, Inc., has been named chairman of the board of directors for the Brazil-U.S. Business Council-a private sector organization focused on promoting trade and investment between the United States and Brazil.

Wayzata-based Cargill entered Brazil in 1965 and today has production facilities, warehouses, and branch offices in roughly 80 cities across the country. Last year, the company opened a technology and innovation center in the state of S‹o Paulo, Brazil.

According to the Brazil-U.S. Business Council-an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Cargill directly employs more than 7,000 people in Brazil, and its operations have helped create nearly 23,000 jobs in the country. Among other operations in Brazil, Cargill processes soybeans and produces cooking oils there.

“The board's choice of Greg Page as chair recognizes Cargill's longstanding support of the U.S.-Brazil bilateral commercial agenda and its dedication to sustainable economic development,” Jodi Bond, U.S. Chamber of Commerce vice president of the Americas, said in a statement. “Greg Page and Cargill are the gold standard, an exemplary model for companies looking at long term business investment and growth in the U.S.-Brazil commercial dialogue.”

The Brazil-U.S. Business Council represents the largest U.S. companies invested in Brazil and collaborates with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Brazilian segment of the council is managed by the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry and includes 27 federations of industry and trade associations.

Page succeeds John Faraci, CEO and chairman of Memphis, Tennessee-based paper, packaging, and distribution company International Paper.

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. It is Minnesota's largest private company based on revenue, which totaled $119.5 billion for the fiscal year that ended in May.