Our Leadership

Andre Nogueira

President and CEO, JBS USA

Al Almanza

Global Head of Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Chris Benson

Head of Retail Ready and Ground Beef

Cameron Bruett

Head of Corporate Affairs and CSO, JBS USA

David Colwell

President, JBS Canada

Andrew Cracknell

President, Pilgrim's UK

Chris Gaddis

Head of Human Resources, JBS USA

Shannon Grassl

President, JBS USA Regional Beef

Brent Eastwood

President, JBS Australia

Rodrigo Horvath

President, JBS USA Carriers

Chris Kirke

President, Pilgrim’s Moy Park

Bob Krebs

President and COO, JBS USA Pork

Tom Lopez

President, Swift Prepared Foods

Sam McConnell

COO, JBS Australia Southern

Denilson Molina

CFO, JBS USA

Anthony Pratt

COO, JBS Australia Northern

Kimberly Pryor

General Counsel, JBS USA

Bruce Sabatta

COO, Primo Foods

Fabio Sandri

President and CEO, Pilgrim's

Tim Schellpeper

President, JBS USA Fed Beef

Darcianne Severson

Head of JBS Foods Consumer Value Added

Charles von der Heyde

President, Pilgrim’s Mexico

Nicholas White

Head of Ethics and Compliance, JBS USA

The JBS USA executive team is responsible for the company’s operations. This includes implementation of the strategic, financial and management policies, as well as preparation of financial statements and other reports.

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Implicit in our corporate philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. We have an independent JBS USA Advisory Board to support the company’s executive leadership on matters related to corporate governance, government and regulatory affairs, commodity risk management and marketing. Our JBS USA Advisory Board is made up of independent members, ensuring that credible, expert voices of objectivity help guide the direction of our business. The board meets quarterly, in addition to providing ongoing counsel to the JBS USA CEO and executive leadership team.

The Ethics and Compliance Group (ECG) has a dual reporting structure to the Independent Advisory Board and the CEO for JBS USA and to the Board of Directors and the CFO for Pilgrim’s. The ECG is responsible for managing the JBS USA and Pilgrim’s “Ethics Line” and for developing, administering and training on the policies and procedures ancillary to the Code of Conduct & Ethics, including anti-bribery/anti-corruption, anti-trust/competition, international trade and sanctions, conflicts of interest and gifts.

JBS USA also has a Supplier Code of Conduct, which is administered by the ECG, and requires third-party vendors to adopt and demonstrate the same commitment by following acceptable standards of business conduct and integrity and complying with all applicable laws, regulations and rules.


JBS USA Independent Advisory Board

John Boehner

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

Dean Hollis

Former President and CEO, Consumer Foods at ConAgra Foods

Dimitri Panayotopoulos

Former Vice Chairman, Proctor & Gamble

Harvey Pitt

Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Pilgrim's Board of Directors

Pilgrim’s is governed by board of directors comprised of nine members, five of which are independent. The board is responsible for reviewing the overall operating, financial and strategic plans and performance of the company and the process by which financial and non-financial information about the company is provided to management, the board and the company’s stockholders. In addition, the board also selects and evaluates senior executives and oversees appropriate policies of corporate conduct and compliance.

  • Gilberto Tomazoni – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and Global CEO, JBS S.A.
  • Andre Nogueira – President and CEO, JBS USA
  • Joanita Karoleski – President of JBS S.A. Amazon Fund
  • Wallim Cruz de Vasconcellos Junior – Former Partner of Iposeira Partners, Ltd.
  • Vincent Trius – JBS Global Head of Innovation
  • Farha Aslam – Former Managing Director, Stephens Inc.
  • Michael L. Cooper – Executive Vice President, Managing Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Director, Kincannon & Reed
  • Arquimedes A. Celis – Former CEO of Grupo Lala and Former CEO of Bachoco
  • Ajay Menon – President/CEO of Colorado State University Research Foundation