Juan R. Luciano
Juan R. Luciano is chief executive officer and president of Archer Daniels Midland Company, and a member of the company’s board of directors.
Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in February 2014, and in January 2015 became the ninth chief executive in ADM’s 112-year history.
As president and chief operating officer, Luciano oversaw the commercial and production activities of ADM’s Corn, Oilseeds and Agricultural Services businesses, as well as its research, project management, procurement and risk management functions. He led the company’s operational excellence initiatives, which seek to improve productivity and efficiency companywide, as well as the company’s efforts to improve its capital, cost and cash positions.
Before joining ADM, Luciano had a successful 25-year tenure at The Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as executive vice president and president of the performance division.
Luciano is a governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Midwest chair of the organization’s National Trustees Board. He holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology.
Patricia A. Woertz
Patricia A. Woertz is chairman of the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
Woertz joined ADM as CEO and president in April 2006, and was named chairman of the board in February 2007. She served as CEO until December 2014. During that tenure, Woertz drove efforts to improve shareholder returns while growing the business through acquisitions, capital investments and partnerships. Under her leadership, ADM strengthened its global network and grew its portfolio of higher-margin products.
Woertz began her career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Ernst — later Ernst & Young — in Pittsburgh. Attracted to the complexity and opportunity of a global company, she joined Gulf Oil Corporation (later Chevron) in 1977, where she held various positions in finance, strategic planning, refining and marketing. In 2001, she was named executive vice president in charge of Chevron’s global refining, marketing, lubricant, and supply and trading operations.
She serves on the boards of directors of The Procter & Gamble Company, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and UI LABS, a public-private collaboration that fosters research and commercialization efforts to solve large-scale industrial challenges. She also chairs the U.S. section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and is a vice chair of The Business Council. In 2010, she was appointed to the President’s Export Council by President Obama. Woertz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University, which has awarded her its highest recognition for alumni.