The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Chris Policinski

President and CEO, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Chris Policinski has more than 35 years of experience in the food industry. He joined Land O’Lakes, Inc., in 1997 and was appointed president and CEO in 2005. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, he held leadership positions with Kraft General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Pillsbury Company. He serves on the board of several industry groups, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association (as chairman), the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy (as chairman), the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and is involved in local community boards including as a Trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation. Chris is a lead director of the boards of Xcel Energy and Hormel Foods. Chris earned his MBA from New York University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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