WHITE PLAINS, NY – December 5, 2018 – Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that J. Erik Fyrwald has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Fyrwald, 59, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta, a leading global agriculture company, a position he has held since 2016. Mr. Fyrwald is also an Executive Director on the Syngenta Board of Directors and Chairman of the not for profit Syngenta Foundation. Prior to joining Syngenta, he served since 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar, a leading distributor of chemicals and related services. He also previously served as President of Ecolab, a provider of cleaning, sanitation, water treatment and oil and gas products and services and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco, a water treatment and oil and gas products and services company. He was also Group Vice President of the Agriculture and Nutrition Division of DuPont from 2003 to 2008.
“Erik’s significant operational and strategic leadership experience in complex global businesses will add immediate value to our Board,” said L. Patrick Lupo, Chairman, Bunge Limited. “As an accomplished CEO with extensive expertise in agriculture, technology and innovation, Erik will provide a valuable perspective as we continue to execute our strategy and drive shareholder value.”
Mr. Fyrwald serves on the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company, CropLife International and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
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