Jill Zhullo, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Jill Zullo is Global Managing Director, BioIntermediates in Cargill Bioindustrial. She is responsible for driving the commercialization of renewable chemical intermediates by leveraging consumer and market insights and creating an ecosystem of technical and commercial partners. Jill is the Chairperson of the Qore JV Board of Directors which will produce renewable butanediol. Jill began her career at Cargill in 1996 and has held a number of technical and commercial roles including Research Scientist for NatureWorks, Director of Biotechnology Development Center and Vice President, Bioindustrials where she was responsible for the management of the citric acid, lactic acid, industrial starch and co-location businesses. Jill received her PhD from Iowa State University and Bachelors of Science from the University of Minnesota. Jill grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and now lives in Excelsior, Minnesota, with her husband, Luca, and two sons, Giovanni and Antonio. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, boating, reading and cooking with her family and friends.