John R. Tyson joined the Tyson Foods team in 2019 and serves as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer, leading the company’s efforts to support a more sustainable protein system. This includes leading Tyson’s corporate development, strategy, and M&A efforts as well as the company’s sustainability, animal welfare, and DE&I teams. John also oversees Tyson’s procurement and commodity purchasing teams as part of Tyson’s efforts to drive sustainability through its value chain. John also leads Tyson Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed the growing world population.
A member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team, John reports to President & CEO Donnie King. John has a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
He previously worked in investment banking for J.P. Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor. He is also a lecturer at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. John serves on the Board of Directors of Winrock International and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. John is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family.