Bunge Limited Appoints Todd Bastean CEO
Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a global agribusiness and food company, today announced the appointment of Todd Bastean to the position of CEO, Bunge North America, effective June 1. Mr. Bastean, currently CFO, Bunge North America, succeeds Soren Schroder, who will become CEO of Bunge Limited on the same date. Mr. Schroder will assume the role of CEO from Alberto Weisser, who earlier this year announced his retirement after 15 years leading the company.
"Todd has been instrumental to Bunge North America's growth and success for nearly 20 years," stated Alberto Weisser, Chairman and CEO, Bunge Limited. "He knows our North American business inside and out, having served as CFO, as a manager of key operations and in a variety of functional roles. I am confident that Todd will be an effective leader of this important part of Bunge's business and a valuable member of the company's global management team."
Mr. Bastean 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 & 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. degree in accounting from Western Illinois University.
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 35,000 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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