Juan R. Luciano is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company.
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. He became chairman of the board in January 2016.
Under Luciano’s leadership, ADM has taken significant actions to deliver shareholder value through strategic growth. Since January 2015, the company has invested in port facilities in Europe and South America, announced construction of new feed plants in the U.S. and China, and expanded sweetener production capacity in Eastern Europe. Luciano has also led ADM’s continued expansion into the ingredients business, growing the company’s production capacity of specialty nuts and seeds and adding to ADM’s flavor capabilities. At the same time, Luciano has spearheaded operational excellence initiatives that have significantly enhanced the company’s capital, cost and cash positions, and has led efforts to continue building the organization’s internal leadership capacity.
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.
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 member of the board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company. He also serves as 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.