Chairman & CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Juan R. Luciano is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).
Luciano joined ADM in 2011. He was named CEO in January 2015, and became chairman of the board in January 2016.
Under Luciano’s leadership, ADM has taken significant actions to deliver shareholder value through strategic growth. Since January 2015, the company has invested in port facilities in Europe and South America, announced construction of new feed plants in the U.S. and China, and expanded sweetener production capacity in Eastern Europe.
Luciano has also led ADM’s continued expansion into the ingredients business, growing the company’s production capacity of specialty nuts and seeds and adding to ADM’s flavor capabilities. At the same time, Luciano has spearheaded operational excellence initiatives that have significantly enhanced the company’s capital, cost and cash positions, and has led efforts to continue building the organization’s internal leadership capacity.
Before joining ADM, Luciano had a successful 25-year tenure at The Dow Chemical Company.
Luciano is a member of the board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company. He also serves as a governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Midwest chair of the organization’s National Trustees Board.