Critical Commodities Conference
Michael Skahill is currently Vice President of Global Affairs for the Smithfield Foods International Group.
In this position, Skahill
plays a key role in driving forward and supporting the work already underway in the development of policies and strategies to engage governments, multilateral organizations, and other key stakeholders in international markets that are strategic to Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Since joining Smithfield in 1998, Skahill has also served in key international sales functions and also most recently was a Vice President of International Sales until April 2013.
Skahill serves on various industry leadership boards and committees, including the Executive Committee of the US Meat Export Federation, the American Meat Institute Trade Policy Committee, the National Pork Board Trade Committee, and the US Meat Industry China Leadership Team.
In addition, Skahill also serves on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels, an organization that provides home delivered nutrition, smiles, social interaction, and a daily routine to approximately 500 individuals that are 18 and older who are unable to obtain or prepare a hot, nutritious meal for themselves as a result of aging, physical or mental impairment, or the inability to shop for themselves.
Prior to joining Smithfield, Skahill has thirteen years of international meat merchandising and trading experience with the Louis Dreyfus Corporation, the United States Meat Export Federation, and Cargill, Inc.
From 1988 to 1990, Skahill
worked and lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands while representing Cargill's
worldwide meat trading business.
Skahill holds a degree from Iowa State University.
is a native of Dubuque, Iowa, USA and currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia USA with his