Employee name: Ximena Conde
Ximena began her career at Bunge in 2016 managing key regional food customer accounts for the wheat milling team. When she was promoted to Industrial Sales Manager in 2017, Ximena led the integration of key accounts by identifying opportunities to enhance customer relationships through the combined sales of wheat flour and oils, creating a “one stop shop.” Taking advantage of the new structure, relationships and our product portfolio, customers can now find broader solutions through one unified team,and Bunge has new sales with customers with whom we’ve previously not done business in Mexico.
Employee name: Jacek Starosz
Thinking outside of the box, Jacek came up with an idea to reduce rinsing time on the brick margarine production line at our edible oils plant by combining two sequences (line and pasteurizer) into one process. By installing additional valves and modifying the line’s control system, he shortened the rinsing cycle by one hour – which translates to 90 hours of extended availability of the line – increasing our plant’s annual brick margarine production capacity by over 300 tons to help us better serve customers.
Employee name: Joanne DeWeese
As a global company, Bunge’s business operations are exposed to credit and counterparty risk, which is the risk we face if a buyer or supplier fails to meet its obligations. Joanne has been integral in enhancing processes around the company’s global risk structure and credit policy that allows our credit teams to analyze and assess credit in the same way, everywhere around the world.
Employee name: Juan Urrutia
When Juan joined Bunge as a junior professional in the Fertilizer Marketing and Development department, his team was tasked with innovating the SolMIX brand, distinguishing this fertilizer from generic fertilizer ingredient products in Argentina. One of his first challenges was to research the inclusion of micronutrients into liquid fertilizers, in anticipation of farmers’ needs. One year later, SolMIX zinc was successfully introduced to the market, receiving the industry’s 2011 Technological Innovation Award and laying the foundation for Bunge innovation in fertilizer for years to come.
Employee name: Yinrong Song
Yinrong’s primary strategic goal was to put in place an electronic traceability system as required by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). By continuously communicating with software engineers at the soybean crushing plant we manage, and counterparts at the CFDA, Yinrong was able to develop a best-in-class system that went live on time, and met 100% of the CFDA’s requirements. Today, Bunge’s traceability system is considered one of the best in Taizhou, providing our customers confirmation of the quality of ingredients made by Bunge.
Employee name: Pratik Mohta
As a member of Bunge’s Treasury team, Pratik makes sure Bunge has capital to conduct all of its businesses. He manages our relationships with banks so we have access to liquidity and choices when seeking the right fit to fund transactions. Pratik has worked on everything from the valuation of Loders Croklaan and innovative financing for our Sugar & Bioenergy business, to public debt issuance and bank financing for our G3 joint venture, enabling Bunge to build its Canada presence in a capital-efficient way.
Employee name: Liz Cotton
Teamwork is a vital part of Liz Cotton’s job. Day to day, Liz Cotton deals with a variety of human resources matters including employee relations, performance management, training and development, coaching and more. When the St. Louis team relocated to its new North American headquarters, Liz’s extraordinary teamwork and can-do approach were put on display. She organized the internal change network, supported the IT installation team and coordinated with the movers to ensure a seamless transition for her 500 colleagues.
Employee name: Nadia Bishai
Reinvention has long been part of Bunge’s 200 year history. It has also been central to the career trajectory of Nadia, who has reinvented herself multiple times throughout her tenure at Bunge. Her work has included everything from creating a supply chain database global planning solution and developing the first ten year outlook of exports through interior corridors in Brazil, to managing long term commodity research. She is now embarking on a journey to help reinvent the way Bunge looks at big data.