Chris PolicinskiChris Policinski has more than 37 years of experience in the food industry. He joined Land O’Lakes, Inc., in 1997, was appointed president and CEO in 2005, then recently retired in 2018. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, he held leadership positions with Kraft General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Pillsbury Company.

Chris is a lead director of the board of Xcel Energy and Hormel Foods.

He also serves on the board of several industry groups, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association (as Chairman), and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and is involved in local community boards including as a Trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Chris earned his MBA from New York University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Chris Policinski is an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of International Business as the recipient of the 2018 AIB Fellows International Executive of the Year Award.

Last Updated: January 2019