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Mike Skahill

Smithfield Foods International Group 丨Vice President, Global Affairs

Prior to joining Smithfield in 1998, Michael has 13 years of international meat merchandising and trading experience with the Louis Dreyfus Corporation, the United States Meat Export Federation, and Cargill, Inc. Michael plays a key role in driving forward and supporting 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. He represents the company to the U.S. China Business Council in Washington, DC and the U.S. China Agriculture Food Partnership. Michael holds a degree from Iowa State University and continuing executive education from the Darden School. His vision for AFP is to make it a truly bilateral mechanism to enhance agricultural cooperation between the United States and China.