BRAZIL - Key Persons
- Senior Vice President - Government and Public Affairs
Ben Pratt was named Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs in April 2020. Previously, Pratt held the position of VP-Corporate Public Affairs, leading corporate communications and U.S. Federal Government relations, as well as Mosaic's corporate social responsibility activities.
Pratt serves on several boards, including The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, the Tampa Bay Partnership and Streamsong Resort. In addition, he is a member Tampa Mayor Jane Castor's Resilience and Sustainability Task Force.
Prior to joining Mosaic in February 2012, Pratt was SVP, Corporate Communications at Ameriprise Financial, Inc., in Minneapolis. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of communications and investor relations capacities at The PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, and at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, both in New York.
Pratt is a graduate of Duke University.
- Senior Vice President - North America
Bruce Bodine was named Senior Vice President-North America in April 2020. In this role, Bodine leads our North America business unit, which is comprised of two business segments, potash and phosphates. Previously, Bodine led the Phosphates business unit as Senior Vice President-Phosphates, and the Potash business unit as Senior Vice President-Potash
Bodine began his career with Mosaic in 1999 as part of a predecessor company, holding engineering leadership and plant management positions in the Phosphates business segment before taking on the role of Vice President-Operations for Mosaic's Esterhazy and Colonsay potash production facilities. Bodine also served as Vice President-Supply Chain, responsible for the movement of raw materials and finished production, and strategic sourcing activities for Mosaic's North American phosphate and potash segments; additionally, he oversaw fertilizer production in South America and China. Bodine serves on the board of directors for the Miski Mayo mining company, a joint venture which Mosaic is the operating partner.
Bodine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
- Senior Vice President - Human Resources
Chris Lewis was named Senior Vice President-Human Resources in June 2019. Prior to joining Mosaic, Lewis held the role of Vice President, Project Execution for Spectra Energy Corporation's merger into Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based Enbridge, Inc. where he led construction of the companies' energy assets throughout North America, as well as a synergy capture program post acquisition.
Prior to that role, Lewis held roles at DCP Midstream, LLC, a natural gas company based in Denver, where he started as the head of Human Resources while the company was formed as a spinoff from Duke Energy in 2007. From 2010 to 2016, he was DCP's Chief Corporate Officer, a multi-functional role that included leadership of the human resources function. Earlier in his career, Lewis held regional and global senior human resources positions at Thomson Multimedia (formerly RCA, GE consumer electronics) and DHL, Inc.
Lewis holds a bachelor's degree in industrial safety from Central Missouri State University.
- Chief Financial Officer
- Senior Vice President
Clint Freeland was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2018.
Prior to joining Mosaic, Freeland served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dynegy Inc. from July 2011 until Dynegy's merger with Vistra Energy Corp. in April 2018. He was responsible for Dynegy's financial affairs, including finance and accounting, treasury, tax and banking and credit agency relationships. Prior to joining Dynegy, Freeland held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Senior Vice President-Strategy and Financial Structure at NRG Energy. Earlier in his career he worked for Enron Corporation, Coral Energy and ABN AMRO Bank.
Freeland holds a bachelor's degree in political science from The University of the South and a master of business administration in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
- Senior Vice President - Mosaic Fertilizantes
Corrine Ricard was named Senior Vice President-Mosaic Fertilizantes in November 2019. Previously, Ricard held leadership positions at Mosaic including Senior Vice President, Commercial and Supply Chain, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of International Sales and Distribution, Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Supply Chain and Risk Management. Prior to Mosaic, Ricard worked for Cargill in various roles including risk management, supply chain, treasury and commodity trading. Ricard has 35 years of agriculture experience.
Ricard serves on the board of directors for Canpotex, the Canadian potash marketing association; Gulf Sulfur Services; and Carlisle Companies, a publicly traded company. Ricard previously served on the board of directors for the Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company, a phosphate production joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, DayBreak Foods, a privately held company; and the Freshwater Society, an environmental non-profit organization.
Ricard earned her bachelor's degree in finance at the University of Minnesota, an MBA in strategic planning from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Seaton is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation. Mr. Seaton became CEO and joined Fluor's board in February 2011 and was elected its Chairman in February 2012. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Fluor with responsibility for overseeing the company's five business groups, project operations, health, safety and environmental, and business development, from November 2009; Senior Group President, Energy and Chemicals, Power and Government from March 2009 to November 2009; and Group President of Energy and Chemicals for Fluor from February 2007 to March 2009. Mr. Seaton has also served as chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors and in leadership positions of numerous business associations, including the Business Roundtable, the International Business Council, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. In 2011, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.
- Corporate Governance and Nominating
- Group President of Resource Industries of Caterpillar Incorporated
Ms. Johnson serves as a Group President of Resource Industries of Caterpillar Incorporated, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives ("Caterpillar"). From January 2015 until February 2016, Ms. Johnson served as Vice President of Material Handling and Underground Division of Caterpillar. Prior to that, Ms. Johnson served as Vice President and Officer - Integrated Manufacturing Operations from May 2013 to January, 2015, as Vice President and Officer - Diversified Products Division from January 2013 to May 2013, and as General Manager - Specialty Products from May 2011 to January 2013 of Caterpillar. Ms. Johnson began her career at General Motors Corporation and continued at General Motors Company, where she held increasingly important roles from 1989 through 2011, including President and Managing Director of General Motors do Brasil Ltda.; Vice President and Officer, General Motors Labor Relations; Vehicle Line Director and Vehicle Chief Engineer, Global Small Cars; and Plant Manager, Flint Truck Assembly & Flint Metal Center Plants. Ms. Johnson is a member of National Mining Association, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Governing Board, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Community Advisory Board and The Center for Prevention of Abuse.
- Corporate Governance and Nominating
Mr. Koenig served as Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer of Cargill, Incorporated ("Cargill") and as a member of its Corporate Leadership Team from September 2013 and December 2009, respectively, until his retirement in February 2016. Mr. Koenig also served, concurrently since April 2006, as leader of the Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain Platform. Previously, Mr. Koenig served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Cargill from June 2011 to September 2013; as Senior Vice President at Cargill from June 2010 to June 2011; as a leader of the Cargill Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform from June 2007 to July 2011. Since joining Cargill in 1978, Mr. Koenig has had 14 years of agricultural commodity trading and managerial experience in various locations in the United States, 15 years in Geneva, Switzerland leading Cargill's global trading and risk management activities, including overseeing the businesses in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore before returning to the United States to lead the Cargill Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform.
- Compensation and Human Resources
Ms. Watkins joined Shell Oil Company, an energy and petrochemicals company and producer of new energies, natural gas, gasoline, oil and other chemical products, in May 2018 as President of Shell Oil Company and Executive Vice President Global Shales. From October 2016 to May 2018, Ms. Watkins served as Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Oil and Gas, a Danish oil and gas company. Before serving as Chief Executive Officer, beginning in January 2014, Ms. Watkins served as Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2016 for Maersk Oil and Gas. From June 2008 to September 2013, Ms. Watkins held various officer position at Marathon Oil Company.
- Chief Executive Officer
- Director, Chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Toro Company
- Mosaic As Executive Vice President - Operations
- President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mosaic Company
James "Joc" C. O'Rourke has been president and chief executive officer of The Mosaic Company since 2015. He is the company's third CEO since it was formed in 2004.
James 'Joc' C. O'Rourke is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mosaic Company. Elected to the Mosaic Board of Directors in May 2015, O'Rourke succeeded Jim Prokopanko as the Company's President and CEO effective August 5, 2015. He is the third executive to lead the Company since Mosaic was founded in 2004.
O'Rourke joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President - Operations in January 2009. He was promoted to Executive Vice President - Operations and Chief Operating Officer in August 2012. For more than six years, O'Rourke was responsible for Mosaic's global mining and processing operations, supply chain, procurement, and environment, health and safety organizations. O'Rourke's focus on employees, innovation and execution has propelled significant Company growth and expansions in potash and phosphate production. He has also led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
Prior to joining Mosaic, O'Rourke was President of Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in Australia, where he was responsible for the Australia Pacific Business Unit consisting of 10 gold and copper mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea. O'Rourke has more than 25 years of experience in mining and processing operations, and has held various management, engineering and other roles in the mining industry in Canada and Australia. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. O'Rourke also serves as a director, chair of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Toro Company.
- Mosaic in 2011 As the Country Head for China
- Senior Vice President - Global Strategic Marketing
Previously, Wang held the position of Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing. Wang's primary role encompasses pricing strategy and product placement for phosphate and potash globally; strategic market and analysis, brand marketing, new product commercialization, and Mosaic's distribution businesses in China and India. Since January 2020, Wang has served on the Board of Directors at Canpotex.
Wang joined Mosaic in 2011 as the Country Head for China. Prior to Mosaic, Wang held various leadership roles in Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Business Development, Global Product Management, and as Country Managing Director at Syngenta for 16 years in China, Vietnam and its global headquarters in Switzerland.
Wang earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Sun Yat-sen University and a Master of Biology degree from South China Agriculture University. She graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
- Professional Engineer
- Senior Vice President - Supply Chain
Karen Swager was named Senior Vice President-Supply Chain in April 2020. In this role, Swager is responsible for the movement of raw materials and finished production, and strategic sourcing activities, as well as leading the Environment, Health and Safety organization. Previously, Swager held various leadership positions at Mosaic including Senior Vice President-Potash, Vice President, Minerals-Phosphates, Vice President, Mining Operations-Phosphates, and General Manager. She also led the mine planning and strategy group for the Phosphates business.
Swager is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering and a master of science in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University, where she is a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering's Distinguished Academy. In addition, Swager holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
- Chairman of the Board / Financial Expert / Chairperson
- Corporate Governance and Nominating
Mr. Westbrook has been President and Chief Executive Officer of KRW Advisors, LLC, a provider of strategic and general business and consulting services in the telecommunications, media and other industries, since September 2007. Mr. Westbrook founded Millennium Digital Media Systems, LLC in 1997 and served as Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Digital from October 2006 to September 2007 and from May 1997 to September 2006, respectively. Mr. Westbrook also serves as a member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Lead Trust Manager of Camden Property Trust and director chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of T-Mobile US, Inc. Mr. Westbrook received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.
- Audit / Corporate Governance and Nominating
- Audit Committee Financial Experts
Mr. Ebel served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Energy Corp and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spectra Energy Partners until his retirement in February 2017. He previously served in a number of leadership roles for Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies, including Chief Financial Officer; President of Union Gas Limited; Vice President of Investor and Shareholder Relations; Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions; and Vice President of Strategic Development. Mr. Ebel also serves as a director and chairman of Enbridge, Inc.
From December 2018 until earlier this year, Mr. Teixeira served as the Chief Executive Officer of Copersucar S.A., a Brazilian sugar, ethanol and logistics corporation, where he was responsible for managing financial and operational risks due to the complexity of the Company‘s operations. Between 2017 and 2018 Mr. Teixeira was a founding partner of Inviste, a proprietary investment company in the real estate, venture capital and impact businesses and was President of Banco Votorantim S.A. from 2011 to November 2016, a period in which he also served as a Director of Febraban (Brazilian Federation of Banks). He was Vice Chief Executive of Grupo Santander in Brazil and Banco ABN AMRO Real S.A. from 2002 to 2011, being responsible for the Corporate and Investment Banking in Brazil (CIB) and Wholesale Bank areas. Also noteworthy is his experience in financial risk management and his entire career in the financial market. Between 2007 and 2010 he served as a member of the board of ANBIMA (Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association). He also served as Head of Investment Banking - Brazil at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein between 1995 and 2002, was an advisor to Minister Fernando Henrique Cardoso at the Ministry of Economy in 1993 and Professor at the Department of Economics at PUC-RJ in 1990. Mr. Teixeira also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Br Malls Participações S.A., is a member of the Board of Directors of Fleury S.A. and acts pro bono as an independent member of the Investment Committee of Yunus Social Business Brazil. Mr. Teixeira holds a Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree in economics from PUC-RJ. He also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School in 1995 and participated in the Executive Program at Singularity University in 2018.
- Audit / Corporate Governance and Nominating
Ms. Beebe served as the Chief Financial Officer of Ingredion Incorporated (formerly named Corn Products International, Inc.), from 2004 until her retirement in January 2014, including as Executive Vice President beginning in 2010. Ms. Beebe previously served Ingredion as Vice President, Finance from July 2002 to February 2004, as Vice President from February 1999 to 2004 and as Treasurer from 1997 to February 2004. She served as Director of Finance and Planning for the Corn Refining Business of CPC International Inc. (now named Unilever BestFoods) from 1995 to 1997 and as Director of Financial Analysis and Planning for its Corn Products North America business from 1993 to 1995. Ms. Beebe is also a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Packaging Corporation of America and chair of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs Trust II.
- Vice President Investor Relations
- Vice President Investor Relations / the Mosaic Company
Phil Bauer - Chief Legal Officer, Secretary, SVP
- Corporate Secretary
- General Counsel
- Senior Vice President
Phil Bauer was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, in January 2023.
Since joining Mosaic in 2007, Bauer has managed legal support for business development activities, potash operations, offshore finance, commercial transactions and corporate governance. Most recently, he was the Vice President-Growth and Development where he helped drive strategic vision across the organization.
Prior to Mosaic, he was a partner at an international law firm where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and public company compliance matters, as well as general business advising.
Bauer earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., and his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with honors from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where he majored in international politics. Phil also received his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Seibert is a land use and environmental attorney and has been a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator for over 20 years. He has operated The Seibert Law Firm in Tallahassee, Florida since January 2003 and in early 2013 co-founded a strategy consulting firm, TriSect LLC. From July 2008 until September 2011, Mr. Seibert served as Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Visioning for the Collins Center for Public Policy, a non-profit, non-partisan policy research organization. He also served as the Executive Director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida from 2005 until July 2008. Prior to starting his law practice in 2003, Mr. Seibert was the gubernatorial appointed Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs from 1999 to 2003 and, before that, Mr. Seibert served as an elected County Commissioner representing Pinellas County, Florida from 1992 to 1999.
- Compensation and Human Resources
Mr. Gitzel has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameco Corporation, a uranium producer and provider of processing services required to produce fuel for nuclear power plants, since May 2010 and July 2011, respectively. Mr. Gitzel joined Cameco in January 2007 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer and served in that role until May 2010. Prior to joining Cameco, Mr. Gitzel was Executive Vice President, mining business unit for Areva SA in Paris, France from 2004 to January 2007, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogema Resources Inc., now known as Areva Resources Canada, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Gitzel also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Cameco as well as Washington based Nuclear Energy Institute. Mr. Gitzel was previously chair of the World Nuclear Association, co-chair of the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup and is currently a governor with Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. Mr. Gitzel is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
- Senior Vice President - Strategy and Growth
Walt Precourt was named Senior Vice President-Strategy and Growth in January 2019. Precourt has held several leadership positions since joining Mosaic in 2009, including Senior Vice President-Phosphates, Senior Vice President-Potash Operations, and leading the Environment, Health and Safety organization.
Prior to joining Mosaic, Precourt joined cement and mineral component producer Holcim (U.S.) to lead its safety transformation, later becoming Holcim's Vice President of Environment and Government Affairs. Precourt started his career at The Dow Chemical Company where he served in a variety of roles in Operations, Technology, Capital Project Management, and Environmental, Health and Safety.
Precourt earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, his M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.