Teddy Bekele

 Teddy Bekele


"With technology, we believe retailers and farmers have the greatest potential to thrive while protecting and restoring the environment. They’re relying on technology to help them make sustainable decisions to produce more food, with fewer resources."

Teddy serves as the Chief Technology Officer, leading Land O’Lakes’ digital transformation by leveraging existing and emerging technologies, to keep the enterprise and the federated system competitive in a rapidly evolving landscape. Under Teddy’s leadership, the teams implement technology solutions and industry ecosystems that leverage disruptive technologies such advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and internet of things to help retail and farmer customers produce more sustainable outputs. Teddy is also responsible for the information technology and information security functions implementing a comprehensive technology strategy that align with the organization's goals and objectives.

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

Ingersoll Rand

Community leadership
Chair of the Minnesota Broadband Task Force
Chair of the Federal Task Force on Precision Ag Connectivity
Director on the Board of Stella Health (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota)
Director on the Board of Genesys Works Twin Cities
Director on the Board of MnTech
Danforth Center Board of Directors
AFA Board of Directors
TPT Board of Directors
iTK Board of Directors