Stanley Ryan is President and CEO of Darigold, a $2.5 billion global dairy products cooperative that serves customers in 35 countries from the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Darigold in February 2016, Ryan served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping (Nasdaq: EGLE) based in New York City.
Ryan brings 25 years of international leadership experience from Cargill, Inc., where he served in a number of executive and general management roles. From 2011 to 2014, he was a Corporate Platform Leader responsible for co-leading all of Cargill’s global agricultural supply chain businesses (soft commodities), based in Shanghai, China. In 2010, he was President/Managing Director for Cargill Food Ingredients Australia/New Zealand in Sydney, Australia. From 2006 to 2010, Ryan was the President/Managing Director of Cargill Refined Oils Europe based in Schiedam, The Netherlands. From 1999 until 2006, he was stationed in Minneapolis, Minn., as President of Cargill’s North American Dressings, Sauces and Oils business. In 1998, Ryan was General Manager of Cargill’s Brazil Refined Oils in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Between1992 and 1997, he served as General Manager for Cargill’s Venezuela Refined Oils business in Caracas, Venezuela, and for Oilseeds Processing in Sidney, Ohio.
He earned two master’s degrees from the University of Chicago in 1989 – an MA in international relations and an MBA. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame in 1984.