Gregory R. Page

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Gregory R. Page
Occupation Executive Chairman
Employer Cargill
Location Minneapolis, MN

Gregory R. Page is executive chairman and former CEO of Cargill, where he has worked since 1974.[1] He was previously Cargill’s president and chief operating officer, since 2000. Before that, he was EVP Financial Markets and Meat Group, beginning in 1999. He is a member of the board of Cargill as well as of Eaton Corporation. [2]

Page was named Chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on February 9, 2009. He joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's board in February 2005, having served as chair of the governance and audit committees. Before that, he was chair of the board of the organization's agency in the Twin Cities. He has been a "big brother" to two children.[3]


Page joined Cargill in 1974 as a trainee. He worked in the company’s U.S. animal nutrition business before transferring to Singapore in 1985 to run the animal nutrition operations in Asia. He returned to the United States in 1992. He began running Cargill’s North American and Australian beef and pork operations in 1995.[4]

He was made president of the company's North American beef operations in 1994 and was appointed Cargill's president and chief operating officer on 2000, and replaced the outgoing chief executive Warren R. Staley[5] in June of 2007. [6]

He was replaced as CEO in December 2013 by then-president and COO David W. MacLennan. [7] Page then became Cargill's executive chairman.


Page received a BA in Economics from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.


  1. Cargill names longtime exec David MacLennan as its next CEO. StarTribune.
  2. Gregory R. Page Profile.
  3. Gregory R. Page Named Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Board Chair. bnet business network.
  4. Cargill Names Its Next Chief. New York Times.
  5. Warren R. Staley.
  6. Gregory R. Page.
  7. Cargill lpicks new CEO to take over December 1. Reuters.