Gregory R. Page
Retired Chairman and CEO, Cargill, Incorporated
Elected to Deere & Company
Board of Directors, 2013
Gregory R. Page is the retired Chairman and CEO of Cargill. Previously, he was executive director of Cargill from September 2015 through August 2016. He served as executive chairman of Cargill from December 2013 to September 2015. Prior to that, he served as Cargill's chief executive officer from June 2007 to December 2013. He was elected to the Cargill Board of Directors in August 2000 and elected chairman of the board in September 2007.
Page joined Cargill in 1974 as a trainee assigned to the Feed Division. Since then, he has held a number of positions in the United States and Singapore. In 1998, he was named Corporate Vice President & Sector President of Cargill's Financial Markets and Red Meat Group. The following year, he was named Executive Vice President of the company's Financial Markets and Red Meat Group. In 2000, he was named Cargill's President and Chief Operating Officer and elected to the Cargill Board of Directors.
Page serves as a member of the board of directors of Eaton Corporation. He is a national board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a board member and immediate past president of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a bachelor's degree in economics, and a native of Bottineau, North Dakota.