Bunge Limited, a leader in agriculture, food and ingredients, announced that Raul Padilla, President, Global Operations, plans to retire effective December 31, 2021. His operational responsibilities will be distributed internally over the coming months.
Responsibilities for external relationships within South America will transition to Julio Garros. He brings 19 years of experience with Bunge in Finance, Commercial and Business Development roles across South America and most recently held the role of Global Transformation Leader for Agribusiness, driving Bunge’s new business initiatives.
, who has served as President, Global Operations since May 2019, boasts over 20 years of service with Bunge. “Raul has helped lead Bunge through years of rapid industry change. Since joining Bunge in 1997 with the Ceval acquisition, his leadership and industry knowledge have been instrumental in positioning Bunge as the leading global oilseeds processor, and his legacy will long live on within the company," said Greg Heckman, Bunge
CEO. Most recently, Padilla led Bunge through the major reorganization to an agile, global operating model aligned by value chains. "With our operating model well in place, and a talented set of leaders responsible for their respective value chains, we continue to expect great things from our agricultural business
as we work to drive continuous improvement and enhance shareholder value. We welcome Julio to the Executive Leadership Team and thank Raul for his dedicated service to Bunge
over the years. We wish him well in his retirement.”