Marcel Smits

Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Corporate Strategy at Cargill, Inc.

Marcel Smits

Marcel Smits

Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Corporate Strategy at Cargill, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Cargill Master Retirement Trust
Royal KPN NV
Koninklijke Vendex KBB NV

RelSci Relationships

2025

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

09/1961

Age

59

Number of Awards

1

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Director at The Hillshire Brands Foundation

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Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer at Conagra Brands, Inc.

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Former Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive Vice President at Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Professional at SJC Advisors LLC

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Media Relations Contact at Conagra Brands, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Dunelm Group Plc

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Executive Director at CM.com NV

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Corporate Vice President & Treasurer at Cargill Master Retirement Trust

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman-Management Board at TUI Nederland NV

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Cargill, Inc.

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In The News
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
January 19, 2019
Cargill plans to expand in Pakistan
Marketline Newswire
January 18, 2019
Cargill plans to invest $200m in Pakistan
St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)
November 12, 2018
Business People: Sunday, Nov. 11
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
October 31, 2018
Cargill shuffles its top executives; Dines becomes CFO
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Marcel Smits
Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Corporate Strategy at Cargill, Inc.
Education
Master's in Tax Law

The University of Amsterdam is one of the world’s intellectual hubs with a rich history dating back to 1632

MBA

The Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is part of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) established in 1632 and currently one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. The ABS is one of two Schools within the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB). Initiatives by the FEB to establish a separate business school were started in 2001, and the formal launch of the ABS took place in 2003. The ABS has been EQUIS accredited since 2007. The mission of the ABS is to offer an inspiring, international learning community to study business and management, where both staff and students can develop their capacities to optimum effect. The ABS is committed to advancing the understanding of business and its role in society, and to leverage synergies between the School and the Amsterdam metropolitan area.

Career History
Head of Corporate Strategy & Chairman
2018 - Current

Part of Cargill, Inc., Cargill Asia Pacific Holdings Pte Ltd. is a Singaporean company located in Singapore that produces and markets food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products.

Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Corporate Strategy
2013 - Current

Cargill, Inc. engages in the provision of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. It specializes in food service, agriculture, meat and poultry, transportation, pharmaceutical ingredients, and beauty products. The company was founded by William Wallace Cargill in 1865 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Current
Boards & Committees
Member-Supervisory Board
2003 - 2010

NN Group Bidco BV engages in the provision of life and non-life insurance. It operates through the following segments: Life, General, Bank, Asset Management, and Other. The Life segment provides savings and pension through life insurance. The General segment provides non-life insurance such as property, vehicle, and professional indemnity liability. The Bank segment offers mortgage and retail banking services. The Asset Management deals with investment funds, institutional pension funds, and retail investments. The Other segment includes health care insurance. The company was founded in 1807 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Member, Management Board
Prior

Koninklijke Vendex KBB NV is one of the leading non-food retailer in the Netherlands, and is expanding abroad with various shop formats. The company is active in seven countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark,Germany, France and Spain. Vendex KBB incorporates fifteen shop formats, with a total of almost 1,800 stores. The group was formed from Magazijn de Bijenkorf, which was founded in 1870, and Vroom & Dreesmann, which was founded in 1887. Over the years, both of these Amsterdam-based companies developed into leading players in the Dutch retail sector.

Director, Supervisory Board
Prior

E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG provides telecommunications services in Germany, trailing T-Mobile and Vodafone. It provides mobile voice and data services, including phone, e-mail, multimedia, prepaid calling cards, and internet access to its customers. The company has launched Simyo, a new mobile service. E-Plus, which targets private consumers and business customers, also offers advertising on its network. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered at Potsdam, Germany.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
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Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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