New leadership structure revealed for Bunge and Viterra merger

01 May 20242 min reading

Bunge Global announced the executive leadership team for the combined Bunge and Viterra business following the close of the proposed transaction. As previously announced, following the close of the transaction, the combined company will be led by Greg Heckman, Bunge’s Chief Executive Officer and John Neppl, Bunge’s Chief Financial Officer.  

Greg Heckman

John Neppl

Viterra CEO, David Mattiske will become Co-Chief Operating Officer (COO) along with Julio Garros, Bunge’s Co-President, Agribusiness.  In their roles as Co-COOs, they will jointly oversee the commercial activities of the future combined organization which includes commodity value chains, country/regional structures, Centers of Expertise and Industrial Operations & Safety.  

“The future combined company will expand its reach into more crops and countries, offering farmers greater market access and differentiated, value-added solutions in all key origins. Food, feed & fuel customers will benefit from a broader product portfolio and expanded global supply options,” said Greg Heckman, Bunge’s Chief Executive Officer. “Creating the Co-COO positions ensures we have the right level of leadership focus on the multiple commercial and operational streams so that we identify the strengths of our current organizations and leverage them globally as we come together as One Bunge.”

These leadership appointments are effective once the transaction closes, which is anticipated to occur in mid-2024, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.

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