Bunge Limited Names Gordon Hardie as Managing Director, Food & Ingredients
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) today announced that Gordon Hardie will join the company as Managing Director, Food & Ingredients, effective July 1, 2011. In this role, Mr. Hardie will provide strategic leadership to Bunge’s global Food & Ingredients segment, and will oversee the development of the company’s edible oil and milling businesses, which produce a range of commercial and retail products, including bulk and bottled oils, bakery mixes, margarines and mayonnaise. He will report to Alberto Weisser, Chairman and CEO, Bunge Limited.
“Gordon brings to Bunge a long and proven track record of building successful food and beverage businesses internationally,” stated Mr. Weisser. “His knowledge of the food industry and breadth of experience leading operations and managing brands in a variety of product categories, marketing channels and geographies will be a strong complement to Bunge’s senior management team.”
In 2009, Mr. Hardie founded Morningside Partners, a corporate strategy and M&A advisory firm focused on the food and beverage industries. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director, Fresh Baking Division of Goodman Fielder Ltd, the leading producer of bakery brands in Australia and New Zealand, with revenues of over AUS$1 billion and the largest daily fresh supply chain in the region, serving over 30,000 customers. Goodman Fielder Ltd. is also the largest seller of edible oils to commercial customers in those countries.
Before joining Goodman Fielder in 2002, Mr. Hardie held a number of executive positions in the food and beverage industry internationally, including as Group General Manager – Marketing at Southcorp Wines; Vice President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at Fosters Group International; and Regional Director, Americas& Asia Pacific at Pernod Ricard Irish Distillers.
Mr. Hardie holds a BA from the University College Cork and an MBA from University College, Dublin Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He is also a graduate of management programs at INSEAD.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company with approximately 32,000 employees in more than 30 countries. 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 and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in North and South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
SOURCE Bunge Limited