Former GE CFO Jamie Miller will join agricultural giant Cargill at the start of its new fiscal year on June 1 as its first female CFO, the company announced Tuesday.
Miller will succeed David Dines, who will retire after nearly three decades with the Minneapolis-based Cargill, which generates more than $100 billion annually in revenue.
- Miller is an external hire following recent moves by Cargill, the largest private company in the U.S., to fill other key positions, including a new COO, with internal executives.
Miller has spent more than a decade at GE in leadership roles, including CEO of transportation business and CIO. As GE’s first female CFO, she led finance between November 2017 and February 2020.
Miller was appointed GE’s CFO by former CEO John Flannery, who the company forced out in October 2018 after missing its financial targets, the Wall Street Journal reported. Less than a year later, in July 2019, Flannery’s successor, Larry Culp, announced plans to hire a new CFO.
Carolina Dybeck Happe, the former CFO of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, replaced Miller in November 2019.
"Jamie is a resilient and decisive leader with a learning mind-set, and she is a champion of leveraging data and digitalization to deliver business results," Cargill chairman and CEO Dave MacLennan said in a statement. "I'm confident she has the expertise and leadership approach to continue driving our organization forward as our CFO."