Company: Bunge Management Team

The members of Bunge's management team hail from around the world, combining deep local experience with a global perspective.

Soren Schroder, CEO, Bunge Limited

Todd Bastean, CEO, Bunge North America

Drew Burke, Chief Financial Officer, Bunge Limited
Michael Goettl, CEO, Bunge Asia

Gordon Hardie, Managing Director, Food & Ingredients, Bunge Limited

Enrique Humanes, CEO, Bunge Southern Cone

Tommy Jensen, CEO, Bunge Europe, Middle East & Africa

Frank Jimenez, General Counsel, Secretary and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, Bunge Limited

Pierre Mauger, Chief Development and Performance Management Officer, Bunge Limited

Raul Padilla, CEO, Bunge Brazil

Ben Pearcy, Managing Director, Sugar & Bioenergy, Bunge Limited

Vicente Teixeira, Chief Personnel Officer, Bunge Limited

Brian Thomsen, Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines

Christopher White, Senior Advisor, Bunge Limited

 
Soren Schroder
CEO, Bunge Limited

Mr. Schroder became CEO, Bunge Limited, in June 2013, and serves on the company's board as a Director. From 2010 to 2013 he was CEO, Bunge North America, leading Bunge’s business operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since joining Bunge in 2000, he has served in a variety of agribusiness leadership roles at the company in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Bunge, he worked for more than 15 years at Continental Grain and Cargill. Mr. Schroder is a Member of Rabobank International’s North American Agribusiness Advisory Board. He received a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.

 

Todd Bastean, CEO, Bunge North America

Todd Bastean

CEO, Bunge North America

Mr. Bastean became CEO, Bunge North America, in June 2013. He started his career at Bunge in 1994 and became CFO of Bunge North America in 2010. Before assuming that role, he served as vice president and general manager of the operating company's milling and biofuels business units, and as vice president and chief administrative officer of its grain and milling business units. He also held positions in strategic planning and auditing. Prior to joining Bunge he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Bastean holds a B.S. in Accounting from Western Illinois University.

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Drew Burke

Chief Financial Officer, Bunge Limited

Mr. Burke has been our Chief Financial Officer since February 2011, having served as interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2010. In addition, Mr. Burke served as our Global Operational Excellence Officer from July 2010 to October 2013. Prior to July 2010, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of Bunge Global Agribusiness and Bunge Product Lines since November 2006. Mr. Burke joined Bunge in January 2002 as Managing Director, Soy Ingredients and New Business Development and later served as Managing Director of New Business. Mr. Burke also previously served as our interim Chief Financial Officer from April to July 2007. Prior to joining Bunge, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. subsidiary of Degussa AG. He joined Degussa in 1983, where he held a variety of finance and marketing positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the U.S. chemical group. Prior to joining Degussa, Mr. Burke worked for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company.  Mr. Burke is a graduate of Villanova University and earned an M.B.A. from Manhattan College. 

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Michael Goettl

CEO, Bunge Asia

Mr. Goettl became CEO, Bunge Asia, in January 2014 after serving as COO, Bunge Asia since July 2013. His previous management roles at Bunge Asia include agribusiness director, Asia, co-managing director, China, and business development director, Asia. Before joining the company in 2005, he served as president of China Food & Agricultural Services and vice president of Asia/Latin American Marketing at Louis Dreyfus. He holds an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in international studies from the University of St. Thomas-Minnesota.

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Gordon Hardie

Managing Director, Food & Ingredients, Bunge Limited 

Mr. Hardie has served as Managing Director, Food & Ingredients since July 2011. Prior to joining Bunge, Mr. Hardie founded Morningside Partners, a corporate strategy and M&A advisory firm focused on the food and beverage industries in 2009. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2009, he led the Fresh Baking Division of Goodman Fielder Ltd, the leading producer of bakery brands in Australia and New Zealand, and held leadership roles at companies in a variety of international markets, including as Group General Manager, Marketing at Southcorp Wines; Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Fosters Group International; and Regional Director, Americas & Asia Pacific at Pernod Ricard. He holds a Bachelor's degree in European Language and Psychology from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork and an M.B.A. from the University College Dublin, Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. 

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Enrique Humanes
CEO, Bunge Southern Cone

Mr. Humanes has served as CEO of Bunge Argentina since February 2011 and previously served as interim CEO of Bunge Argentina since July 2010.  He started his career at the company in 2000 as the Operations Director of Bunge Argentina.  Prior to joining Bunge, he served in industrial roles at Unilever and Dow Chemical.  He holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the Technology University of Rosario, a postgraduate degree in Process Management Administration from Rice University and an M.B.A. from IDEA in Argentina.

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Tommy Jensen

CEO, Bunge Europe, Middle East & Africa

Mr. Jensen was appointed CEO of Bunge EMEA in May 2012.  He joined Bunge in 2003 as Managing Director, Poland, and became Vice-President, Northern and Central Europe, in 2005. In 2011, he was named Bunge EMEA’s Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he held leadership positions at Animex S.A. in Poland, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Continental Grain in Poland and Germany, and Jyske Bank A/S in Denmark. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Aarhus School of Business at Aarhus University, Denmark, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Frank Jimenez
General Counsel, Secretary and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, Bunge Limited

Mr. Jimenez is General Counsel, Secretary and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs of Bunge Limited. He joined the company in July 2012. Previously, Mr. Jimenez was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Xylem Inc., the S&P 500 global water technology company spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011. He joined ITT in 2009 as Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to ITT, he served for nearly three years as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy in the Bush and Obama administrations. He has held a variety of other positions in government, including Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense and Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting General Counsel to Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. Mr. Jimenez previously practiced law as a partner at Steel Hector and Davis LLP (now Squire Sanders LLP) in Miami, Florida. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College and a B.S. from the University of Miami.

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Pierre Mauger

Chief Development and Performance Management Officer, Bunge Limited

Mr. Mauger joined Bunge in 2013.  Previously he served as a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led the firm’s agriculture service line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2013, overseeing client relationships with leading global companies in the commodity processing and trading, agrochemicals and fertilizer sectors, as well as with governments.  Prior to that, he served as a partner in the firm’s consumer goods practice.  He joined McKinsey as an associate in 2000.  Mr. Mauger previously worked as an auditor at Nestlé and KPMG.  He holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

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Raul Padilla
CEO, Bunge Brazil

Mr. Padilla became CEO of Bunge Brazil in May 2014. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines since July 2010.  Prior to that, he was CEO of Bunge Argentina since 1999, having joined the company in 1997 as Commercial Director. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oilseed processing and grain handling industries in Argentina, beginning his career with La Plata Cereal in 1977. Mr. Padilla has served as President of the Argentine National Oilseed Crushers Association, Vice President of the International Association of Seed Crushers and Director of the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange and the Rosario Futures Exchange. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires.

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Ben Pearcy
Managing Director, Sugar & Bioenergy, Bunge Limited

Mr. Pearcy became Managing Director of Sugar & Bioenergy for Bunge Limited in 2009. Previously, he was Vice President, South East Europe, with responsibility for Bunge’s operations in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, and before that was Vice President, Eastern Europe, with responsibility for Russia and Ukraine. He has also held the positions of Chief Development Officer and Director, Strategic Planning for Bunge Limited, and worked for the company in various positions in Brazil and Italy. Before joining Bunge, he worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company in London. Born on a farm in York, in the north of England, Mr. Pearcy holds a B.A. in Modern History and Economics from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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Vicente Teixeira
Chief Personnel Officer, Bunge Limited

Mr. Teixeira joined Bunge Limited as Chief Personnel Officer in 2008. Prior to Bunge, he served as served as director of human resources for Latin America at Dow Chemical and Dow Agrosciences in Brazil, a position he held since 2001. Before Dow, Mr. Teixeira served as director of human resources and administration for Union Carbide's operations in Latin America and South Africa, starting in 1995. Previously, he had worked at Citibank for 21 years, where he ultimately served as human resources vice president for the company's Brazilian operations. Mr. Teixeira earned an undergraduate degree in Business Communication and Publicity from Faculdade Integrada Alcantara Machado (FMU/FIAM), a Master of Business Administration from Faculdade Tancredo Neves and an Executive M.B.A. from PDG/EXEC in Brazil.

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Brian Thomsen
Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines

Mr. Thomsen became Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines in May 2014. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Global Grains and Oilseeds Product Lines, and joined the company in 2004 as Director, Grains Product Line. Prior to Bunge, Mr. Thomsen was Managing Director, Dry Commodity Trading at Nidera, and previously served in global trading and management roles at Cargill.  He started his career in 1988 at Aarhus Oil, a Danish crush and refining company, and is a graduate of the International Academy of Business in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Christopher White
Senior Advisor, Bunge Limited

Since January 2014, Mr. White has served as a Senior Advisor to Bunge Limited, assisting with the management of strategic initiatives. Prior to assuming this role, he served as CEO, Bunge Asia since its formation in 2006 through December 2013. He joined the company as regional general manager, Asia in March 2003. Over a previous 20-year career with Bristol Myers Squibb, Mr. White served in various capacities, including president of Mead Johnson Nutritionals Worldwide, president of Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Bristol Myers Consumer Products Asia, and vice president of Finance and Strategy. He is a graduate of Yale University.

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