Management

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Manager Name: 
Gregory A. Heckman
Manager position: 
Chief Executive Officer
Short bio: 
Gregory A. Heckman has been our CEO since 2019 and also serves on Bunge's board of directors.
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He is Founding Partner of Flatwater Partners and has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture, energy and food processing industries. Most recently, Greg was CEO of The Gavilon Group. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of ConAgra Foods Commercial Products and President and COO of ConAgra Trade Group. He holds a B.S. in agriculture economics and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Manager Name: 
Thomas M. Boehlert
Manager position: 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Thom Boehlert assumed his current role in January 2017.
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He was Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of First Nickel Inc. from 2011-2015. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer for Kinross Gold Corporation, a global mining company, and served as Chief Financial Officer for several energy companies including Texas Genco, Direct Energy and Sithe Energies, Inc. Previously, he spent 14 years in banking with Credit Suisse, where his focus was on the electric power, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, and where he built and headed the firm’s London-based project finance business covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He started his career as an auditor at a KPMG predecessor firm in 1983. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Manager Name: 
Deborah Borg
Manager position: 
Executive Vice President and Chief HR and Communications Officer
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Deborah Borg assumed her current role in January 2016.
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She joined Bunge from Dow Chemical, where she served as President Dow USA, a role in which she was responsible for regional business strategy and external relationships with customers, government organizations and joint venture partners. She started her career at Dow in 2000 as Human Resources Manager for Australia / New Zealand, and went on to hold regional and business HR roles in Asia, Europe and North America. She also served as Global HR Director, Marketing and Sales, and led the Human Capital Planning and Development function for Dow, focusing on talent acquisition, retention, diversity and development. Previously, she served in HR and talent development roles with General Motors Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management in Human Resources and a Master in Training and Change Management from Victoria University, Australia.

Manager Name: 
Aaron Buettner
Manager position: 
SVP – Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC)
Short bio: 
Aaron Buettner assumed his current role in May 2019, after having started his career at Bunge in 2015 as the Vice President - Global Oils segment.
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Prior to joining Bunge, he worked at Cargill for 19 years in a variety of commercial, finance and general management leadership roles in the US, Russia, and Asia Pacific refined oils businesses.  He holds a  Bachelors degree in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Northern Iowa and earned a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Manager Name: 
Christos Dimopoulos
Manager position: 
President, Global Supply Chains
Short bio: 
Christos Dimopoulos assumed his current role in May 2019.
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He joined Bunge in 2004 and most recently served as senior vice president global grains and oilseeds. Prior to joining Bunge, he held roles of increasing responsibility in Europe and the United States with Tradigrain and Intrade Risk Management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from HEC Lausanne in Business Management & Marketing.

Manager Name: 
David G. Kabbes
Manager position: 
Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer
Short bio: 
David Kabbes has led our Corporate Affairs and Legal functions since 2015.
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He started his career at Bunge in 2000 as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs for Bunge North America, overseeing legal, government and industry affairs, communications, foreign trade support and environmental functions. He subsequently served as General Counsel and Managing Director Corporate Affairs for Bunge Limited starting in 2015. Before joining Bunge, he was Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at Purina Mills, a corporate attorney at Koch Industries Inc., a partner at Schiff Hardin & Waite and an associate at Thompson Coburn. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Quincy University and a law degree from the University of Illinois.

Manager Name: 
Pierre Mauger
Manager position: 
Chief Transformation Officer
Short bio: 
Pierre Mauger assumed his current role in May 2019. He started his career at Bunge in 2013 as Chief Development Officer, having previously been a partner at McKinsey & Company, where from 2009 to 2013 he led the firm’s agriculture service line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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His work included managing client relationships with leading global companies in the commodity processing and trading, agrochemicals and fertilizer sectors, as well as with governments. He previously was a partner in the firm’s consumer goods practice, having joined McKinsey as an associate in 2000. Prior to that, he worked as an auditor at Nestlé and KPMG. He has a BSc in economics and business finance from Brunel University in the UK and an MBA from INSEAD.

Manager Name: 
Raul Padilla
Manager position: 
President, Global Operations
Short bio: 
Raul Padilla assumed his current role in May 2019. Previously, he was CEO of Bunge South America, having served as Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines since 2010.
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He had been 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, having started his career with La Plata Cereal in 1977. He is a council member of the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oils Industries. He has served as president of the Argentine National Oilseed Crushers Association, president of the Centro de Exportadores de Cereales de Argentina, 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.

Manager Name: 
Brian Zachman
Manager position: 
President, Global Risk Management
Short bio: 
Brian Zachman assumed his current role in January 2019.
Full bio: 

He joined Bunge from Millennium Limited Partners where he traded agricultural commodity derivatives as a portfolio manager since 2014.  Prior to that he was a Portfolio Manager with SAC Capital from 2012 to 2014, and has served in various commercial, merchant and trading roles with Cargill, ConAgra and Bunge. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.