The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Jeffrey M. Ettinger

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Hormel Foods

Jeffrey M. Ettinger is chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) at Hormel Foods. Under Ettinger’s leadership, Hormel Foods has grown through strategic acquisitions and a continued focus on new product innovation. In 2016, Ettinger was named one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s and in 2012 he was named Responsible CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility magazine. In addition, Ettinger is the founding chair of the company’s diversity and inclusion council, which aims to meet the growing needs of its diverse workforce and consumer base. He serves on the boards of The Toro Company, Ecolab, North American Meat Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, The Hormel Foundation, The Hormel Institute and the Minnesota Business Partnership. 

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