Raymond Cesca is Founder, President, and CEO of GAEÁ, a market development, trade, and strategic planning organization that promotes the development of small to medium-sized agribusiness enterprises in developing countries. In 2012 he cofounded and is Chairman of Glenray Farms, a recognized leader in supplying wholesome animal protein products. From 2006 to 2009 he was the President of the World Agricultural Forum a global organization made up of industry, government, academia and non-government organizations. From 1995 to 1999 he was the Managing Director of McDonald's World Trade, responsible for reducing or eliminating barriers to trade among the 118 countries in which McDonald's operated. He held the position of Global Purchasing with McDonald's from 1992 to 1995 and was Director of International Purchasing Atlantic from 1987 to 1992. Prior to his work at McDonald's, Mr. Cesca spent 15 years with CPC International. He also provided leadership to a number of boards and councils, including the Food and Agriculture Committee of the National Policy Association, the Food Products Committee for the Pacific Basin Economic Council, the agricultural policy-working group of the United States Council for International Business, the Board of FyBx, and as an advisor to RiseLink. He was the chairman of the Food and Agricultural Committee of the U.S. ASEAN Council. He received the Corporate Conservation Leadership Award. Mr. Cesca has a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from Columbia University, and attended the University of Southern California's School of Food Management and Stanford University's Decision Theory Forum.