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Customised Programme Case Study - Cargill | INSEAD

What Is Cargill ?

Food, agriculture and industrial giant, Cargill, needed to transform itself in response to the challenge and opportunities of an ever-more complex and dynamic world.

And so, in 2017 Cargill asked INSEAD to co-design and deliver "Catalyst". This vast programme of blended digital and face-to-face learning targeted the company's top 1,700 leaders.

In Numbers


Of learners observing beneficial results


Of learners have taken action


Participants over 2,5 years

The Challenge

Night lights in a city, representing the swift motion of INSEAD's customised programme for global business, Cargill.

Cargill has a proud 155-year history as a giant of global business, but in 2017 the senior leadership team recognised that the company faced significant challenges.

From a rapidly changing competitive landscape, evolving consumer trends and supplier demands to rising social and business issues, there were many obstacles to overcome. However, change and disruption also brought with it opportunities for growth as well as greater customer and staff satisfaction.

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A long-term commitment




Award Winning


excellence in practice award
Innocation in higher education
Excellence in learning
Learning in practice awards

Cargill works across many different markets and industries to help the world thrive.

With a team of 155,000 professionals in 70 countries, Cargill draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 155 years, the company has helped farmers to grow more, connecting them to broader markets. Its products also meet the needs of consumers, and advance nutrition, food safety and sustainability. Today, Cargill is the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue ($114.6 billion in 2020).