Donald E. Felsinger
Donald E. Felsinger joined ADM’s Board of Directors in August 2009 and currently serves as its lead director and as a member of the executive committee.
Felsinger is the retired chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy—a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services to more than 31 million consumers worldwide.
Mr. Felsinger was named Sempra’s Chairman and CEO in 2006 after having served as the company’s president and chief operating officer.
Earlier in his career, he was group president of Sempra Global, the umbrella for Sempra Energy’s businesses operating in competitive energy markets. In that role, Felsinger led Sempra Energy’s expansion into successful businesses in power generation, energy-infrastructure development, energy trading and marketing, and liquefied natural gas development.
Prior to the merger that formed Sempra Energy, Felsinger was president and chief operating officer of Enova Corporation. Earlier, he was president and chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric.
Felsinger serves on the boards of the Northrop Grumman Corporation—where he is lead director and a member of the compensation and governance committees—and Gannett Company, where he chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee. He is a member of the Lead Director Network (LDN), and has been a member of the Conference Board, a director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and a director of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has served on the Green Foundation and was co-chair of the Forum Fronterizo Council of the San Diego Dialogue. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of the Stanford University executive program.