Bunge North America, St. Louis, the North American operating arm of Bunge Ltd., promotes George Allard to vice president and chief financial officer. He replaces Todd Bastean, who was promoted to CEO for Bunge North America, effective June 1, 2013.

Allard joined Bunge in 2004 as treasurer of Bunge North America. He then served as chief financial officer for the company’s Canadian operations and for Bunge Latin America before returning to Bunge North America, where he served as head of the company’s North America milling operations. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of Bunge North America’s oils business.

In addition, Matt Gibson joins Bunge North America as vice president and general manager of its grain operations. Previously regional vice president of Gavilon’s northern grain group, Gibson has more than 18 years of experience in the industry, include trading and operational management.

“George's experience leading key business units along with his financial background provide the right skills for this position and we look forward to his continued leadership," says Todd Bastean, president and CEO, Bunge North America. “We are also pleased to have Matt join our team. He is a well-respected leader in the industry who brings to Bunge a successful track record in facility and trading management.”

Source: Bunge North America, PR Newswire