Bunge names director for Food & Ingredients
June 29, 2011
by Jeff Gelski
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Gordon Hardie will join Bunge Ltd. on July 1 as managing director, Food & Ingredients. Besides providing leadership to that company segment, he will oversee the development of the company’s edible oil and milling businesses, which produce a range of commercial and retail products. Mr. Hardie will report to Alberto Weisser, chairman and chief executive officer of Bunge Ltd.
Mr. Hardie in 2009 founded Morningside Partners, a corporate strategy and M&A advisory firm focused on the food and beverage industries. Previously he was managing director of the fresh baking division for Goodman Fielder Ltd., a producer of bakery brands in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr. Hardie received a bachelor’s of arts degree from University College Cork in Ireland and a master’s of business administration from University College, Dublin Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He has held a number of executive positions in the food and beverage industry internationally.
“Gordon brings to Bunge a long and proven track record of building successful food and beverage businesses internationally,” Mr. Weisser said. “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.”