Cargill's chief financial officer, Sergio Rial, will resign his post with the company effective att he end of November in order to return to his native Brazil for personal reasons. Cargill President and Chief Operating Officer David MacLennan will serve as interim chief financial officer until the Cargill Board of Directors elects a successor.
Rial has served as a leader of Cargill's group of food businesses since 2004 and of Cargill's financial services businesses since 2009. He became a senior vice president and member of the Cargill Leadership Team in 2009, and also served as the company's regional director for Latin America and as executive chairman of CarVal Investors, an independently managed Cargill subsidiary. He was elected to the Cargill Board of Directors in 2010 and elected chief financial officer in 2011.