President and Chief Executive Officer
Food & Nutrition
Mr. Ravndal joined Keystone Foods in his current role in February 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Ravndal worked with Cargill, Inc. (1996 to 2012), in senior positions across several different business areas including; Financial Markets, Grain Merchandising & Trading and the Energy sector. Between 2005 and 2009, he was President of two business units covering grain merchandising and trading across Latin America. In early 2009, Mr. Ravndal moved to become President of the global Thermal Energy Supply Chain business. Mr. Ravndal was also a member of the Financial Risk Committee of Cargill, Inc. Prior to joining Cargill, Mr. Ravndal was a Partner at a financial advisory firm based in Caracas, Venezuela specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions. Mr. Ravndal began his career at Bank of Boston in Boston, MA and spent eight years in different roles in the International area, most of which focused on Emerging Markets with an emphasis on Latin America. Mr. Ravndal has served as Chairman of the Board for the Latin American Agribusiness Development Corp. (LAAD). He has also served on the Board of Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, a non-profit organization based in Wayzata, MN. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hobart College and an M.B.A from The Pennsylvania State University. He has lived in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S.
Food Processing & Technology