Resume: G. Allen Andreas
June 22, 1943, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
BA, Political Science, 1965, and JD, 1968, Valparaiso University in Indiana.
Chairman and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM )
HOW HE GOT STARTED
Uncle Dwayne Andreas, ADM's chairman and CEO, asked him to join the legal department in 1973.
In 1997, Dwayne stepped down as CEO amid a price-fixing scandal that resulted in prison terms for his son and two other ADM executives. Allen was promoted from vice-president and counsel to the executive committee to CEO of ADM.
His uncle gave him a pillow that reads: "Some days it's great to be king" on one side and "Some days it's not so great" on the other.
The tulip festival in Pella, Iowa.
Wife Toni, two daughters, and a son.