From 2010 to 2013 he was CEO, Bunge North America. Upon joining Bunge in 2000, he held a variety of agribusiness leadership roles in the US and Europe. Previously, he worked for more than 15 years at Continental Grain and Cargill. He is a member of Rabobank International’s North American Agribusiness Advisory Board and has a BA in economics from Connecticut College.
He previously 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. Before joining Bunge he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. He has a BS in accounting from Western Illinois University.
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.
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.
Before joining the company, he founded Morningside Partners, a corporate strategy and M&A advisory firm focused on the food and beverage industries. 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. These included group general manager, marketing at Southcorp Wines, vice-president, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Fosters Group International and regional director, Americas and Asia Pacific at Pernod Ricard. He has a bachelor’s degree in European language and psychology from the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, and an MBA from University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
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.
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.
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.
He joined the company in 2004 as Director, Grains Product Line, and went on to serve as Managing Director, Global Grains and Oilseeds Product Lines. In 2014, he became Managing Director, Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO, Bunge Product Lines. Before joining Bunge, he was Managing Director, Dry Commodity Trading at Nidera, and held 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.