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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Weisser is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bunge Limited, and has been with Bunge since July 1993. He has been a member of our Board since 1995, was appointed as CEO in January 1999 and became Chairman in July 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Weisser held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he worked for the BASF Group in various finance-related positions for 15 years. Mr. Weisser is also a member of the board of directors of PepsiCo, a member of the North American Agribusiness Advisory Board of Rabobank and a board member of the Council of the Americas. He is a former director of Ferro Corporation. Mr. Weisser has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and attended INSEAD’s Management Development Program.
L. Patrick Lupo
Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Mr. Lupo has been a member of our Board since 2006. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DHL Worldwide Express (DHL). Mr. Lupo joined DHL in 1976. He served as Chairman and CEO from 1986 to 1997 and as executive Chairman from 1997 to 2001. During his tenure at the company, he also served as CEO, The Americas, and general counsel. He is a member of the supervisory board of Cofra, AG. He is a former director of O2 plc and Ladbrokes plc (formerly Hilton Group plc). Mr. Lupo received a law degree from the University of San Francisco and a B.A. degree from Seattle University.
Ernest G. Bachrach
Mr. Bachrach has been a member of our Board since 2001. He is also a member of the board of directors of Advent International Corporation, a private equity firm. He has been with Advent since 1990. Prior to joining Advent, Mr. Bachrach was Senior Partner, European Investments, for Morningside Group, a private investment group. Mr. Bachrach also serves as a member of the boards of directors of Grupo Gayosso, S.A. de C.V., Controladora Milano S.A. de C.V., Dufry AG, International Meal Company Holdings Ltd. and Nuevo Banco Comercial S.A. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Bachrach also serves on the Board of Governors of the Lauder Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Enrique H. Boilini
Mr. Boilini has been a member of our Board since 2001. He has been a Managing Member at Yellow Jersey Capital, LLC, an investment management company, since September 2002. Prior to establishing Yellow Jersey Capital, Mr. Boilini was a Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management, LLC and Farallon Partners, LLC, two investment management companies, since October 1996. Mr. Boilini joined Farallon in March 1995 as a Managing Director. Prior to that time, Mr. Boilini also worked at Metallgessellschaft Corporation, as the head trader of emerging market debt and equity securities, and also served as a Vice President at The First Boston Corporation, where he was responsible for that company’s activities in Argentina. Mr. Boilini has also served as a member of the board of Alpargatas SAIC and Managing Director and member of the board of Sovereign Debt Solutions Limited, an entity that acted as negotiating team for the Argentine Bond Restructuring Agency PLC (ABRA), a special purpose vehicle established for the sole function of aggregating bonds issued by Argentina and held by retail and small institutional investors outside the United States and representing those investors in the restructuring of Argentina's sovereign debt. Mr. Boilini received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1988 and a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Engineering.
Mr. Coppinger has been a member of our Board since 2001. Until March 2006, he was Chief Executive Officer of Publicité Internationale Intermedia Plc (PII), a joint venture he established with the Michelin Group in December 1992 which coordinates the media activities of the Michelin Group in Europe. Mr. Coppinger sold his interest in PII to the Michelin Group in January 2006. Prior to his career with PII, Mr. Coppinger held a number of senior executive positions, including General Manager and Chairman, with Intermedia S.A., a media buying agency based in Paris. He is a member of the board of directors of Intermedia. Since 2010, he has served on the board of Mutual Investment Limited. Mr. Coppinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Paris and attended the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Bernard de La Tour d'Auvergne Lauraguais
Mr. de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais has been a member of our Board since 2001. Mr. de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais joined Bunge in 1970 and held various senior executive positions in Argentina, Brazil and Europe in the agribusiness and food products divisions until his retirement in 1994. He is also the Chairman of the board of directors of Mutual Investment Limited. Mr. de La Tour d’Auvergne Lauraguais has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic School of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Engels has been a member of our Board since 2001. Since 2007, he has been an advisor to a private investment fund with investments in South America. From 2003 to December 2006, Mr. Engels served on the board of directors of Quilmes Industrial (Quinsa) S.A., a holding company with interests in the beverage and malting industries, as the representative of Beverage Associates (BAC) Corp. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Engels served in various capacities at Quinsa, including Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, Group Controller and Manager of Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Quinsa, Mr. Engels served as Vice President at Citibank, N.A. in London, responsible for European sales of Latin American investment products, and in Brazil, in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Since 2010, Mr. Engels has served as Deputy Chairman of the board of Mutual Investment Limited. Mr. Engels has also served as a member of the board of BISA, a fund with diversified investments in different industries. Mr. Engels holds a B.S. from Babson College, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ferrier joined our Board in 2012. He is Managing Director of Canz Capital Limited, a private investment company he founded in 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., a leading New Zealand-based international dairy company, from 2003 to 2011. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GSW Inc., a Canadian consumer durable goods manufacturer, from 2000 to 2003. Prior to 2000, Mr. Ferrier spent 16 years in the sugar industry working in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Five of those years, from 1994 to 1999, were at Tate & Lyle, where he ultimately served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tate & Lyle North America Sugars Inc. Mr. Ferrier has served as Chairman of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the national economic development agency, since November 2012. He also serves as a director of Orion Health Limited, a New Zealand-based privately owned software company, and is a member of the University of Auckland Council.
James T. Hackett
Mr. Hackett joined our Board in 2011. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Prior to joining Anadarko in 2003, he was President and COO of Devon Energy Corporation following Devon's merger with Ocean Energy, Inc. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Ocean Energy, and served as Chairman and CEO of Seagull Energy Corporation prior to its merger with Ocean Energy. Mr. Hackett also serves on the boards of Fluor Corporation, the Welch Foundation for Chemistry, the Houston Grand Opera and the U.S. Business Roundtable, and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Baylor College of Medicine and an adjunct professor at Rice University, where he is also a board member. He is a former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). Mr. Hackett holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Ms. Hyle joined our Board in July 2012. She recently retired as Senior Vice President of Constellation Energy and Chief Operating Officer of Constellation Energy Resources, positions she held since 2008. Hyle joined Constellation Energy in 2003, serving in a variety of senior-level finance and operations positions, including as Chief Financial Officer of Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. Previously, Ms. Hyle served as Chief Financial Officer of ANC Rental Corp. and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation Inc. She began her career in 1980 with Black & Decker Corporation in its treasury organization. Ms. Hyle is a member of the Board of Directors of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, where she serves on the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committee. She has also been appointed as a Director of The ADT Corporation, effective upon the completion of its separation from Tyco International Ltd. Ms. Hyle is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Sellinger School of Business and Management for Loyola University, Maryland and the Board of Trustees of CENTERSTAGE, the State Theater of Maryland. She holds a B.A. from Loyola College.