Teddy Bekele, Land O'Lakes

Teddy Bekele, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Land O'Lakes.
Land O'Lakes
Teddy Bekele, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Land O'Lakes.

Teddy serves as the Chief Technology Officer, leading Land O'Lakes' Ag Tech and IT organizations and is responsible for developing and implementing technology solutions for retail and farmer customers to help them produce more sustainable outputs by leveraging agronomic insights from Answer Plot® locations, labs, the Winfield United Innovation Center and the collective knowledge of our organization. Teddy's application of technology and data to the practice of farming has shaped product offerings such as WinField United's R7® Tool, Answer Tech and ATLAS portal.

Prior to his current role, Teddy served as Vice President, Ag Technology for WinField United, as well as Business CIO for WinField United providing full IT management and leadership responsibilities. Teddy holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.