WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Pierre Mauger has been named to the newly created position of chief development and performance management officer at Bunge Ltd. In this role, Mr. Mauger will lead Bunge’s global business development activities, including M&A, strategic planning and capital allocation, as well as the company’s performance management and analysis processes. In addition to these responsibilities, he will oversee Bunge’s global innovation function. He will join Bunge on April 1.

“Pierre brings to Bunge’s global management team a combination of strengths — strategy development expertise, highly systematic thinking and deep insights into agribusiness, food and consumer packaged goods — and new and informed perspectives,” said Alberto Weisser, chairman and chief executive officer. “He will work in partnership with our segment and operating company leaders to continuously improve the processes and systems we use to manage and build our businesses.”

Mr. Mauger is currently a partner at McKinsey & Co., where since 2009 he has led the agriculture service line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he was a partner in the firm’s consumer goods practice. He joined McKinsey as an associate in 2000. Before that he worked as an auditor at Nestle and KPMG.

He received a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and business finance from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and a master’s degree in business administration from INSEAD.

“The opportunities for well-positioned global companies in the agribusiness and food markets are compelling,” Mr. Mauger said. “Bunge has a great track record and the right capabilities to succeed in the future. I look forward to contributing to the company, and to being part of its talented, entrepreneurial team.”