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Sonya Roberts

President, Salt Group

Sonya Roberts leads Cargill’s salt business, which produces and sells deicing, water softening, food, industrial and agriculture salt products in North America and Europe. She brings three decades of experience to her role overseeing strategy, execution and financials across 2,000employees and 25 locations in North America and the Caribbean.

Most recently, Sonya established and led growth ventures and strategic pricing for Cargill’s North America protein business, where she developed and implemented business strategies, entered emerging businesses in salmon and e-commerce, led the pet treats business, evaluated and executed mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and implemented strategic pricing.

Since joining Cargill in 2008, Sonya has served as the managing director of Cargill’s value-added protein business, where she led the egg and Canadian chicken businesses and helped generate hundreds of millions in revenue with a team of 1,600 employees. She was also the vice president of sales and marketing for Cargill Salt, where she was responsible for all aspects of the customer experience. Sonya began her career with Cargill in the power and natural gas business, where she developed and oversaw the customer trading strategy.

Prior to joining Cargill, Sonya was a leader with oil and gas company ConocoPhillips for 19years. During her time with the company, she led U.S. and global teams and held positions in strategy, marketing, business operations and finance.

Sonya holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas in Denton,Texas. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two daughters. Sonya is a board member of SPX Flow, Catallia Mexican Foods and Redwood City Saltworks and is co-chair of MBOLD. She previously served on the boards of WomenVenture and YWCA of Mpls., the BrandLab, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Anchorage.