President & Business Leader
Jan Dieleman is president of Cargill's ocean transportation business, based in Geneva, Switzerland. During his 18-year career with the company, Jan has managed multiple businesses in the U.S. and Europe.
Jan joined Cargill in 1999 working as a management trainee in Amsterdam. During the next decade, Jan gained considerable experience as a trading manager across freight, grain, and energy markets. He was appointed the head of Cargill's coal trading business in 2012 and subsequently led Cargill's North America power and gas unit.
In 2016, Jan moved into his current position as president of the ocean transportation business and also joined Cargill's Global Corporate Risk Committee. He immediately identified sustainable shipping as a foremost priority within the ocean transportation strategy. He is currently leading his team to realize tangible progress under the United Nations framework for sustainable development.
Jan is seeking to drive progress across the maritime industry, as well. In 2016, he became a non-executive director of the Carbon War Room, an organization that focuses on the decarbonization of maritime transportation. He has advocated publicly for higher standards and transformation across the industry as shipping plays an increasingly important role in a sustainable global economy.
A native of the Netherlands, Jan graduated from the University of Maastricht with a master's degree in economics, marketing, and organization.