EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Commodity Hedging Off
United States of America
Dr. Thamodaran has 30 years of industry experience and joined Smithfield Foods as director of price risk management in 1995. Named chief strategy officer in 2016, he has served in his other current roles since 2011. Prior to joining Smithfield, Dr. Thamodaran spent 10 years at former independent operating companies John Morrell & Co. and Farmland Industries. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University.