In a new all-world operational structure at Bunge that replaces its former region-by-region basis, Christos Dimopoulos is made President-Global Supply Chains and Raul Padilla is now in charge of crop handling and processing as President-Global Operations. A further appointment is of John Neppl as CFO. Christos Dimopoulos became President-Agribusiness as recently as October 2018 upon the retirement of Brian Thomsen. Until then he had served as Senior VP-Global Grains/Oilseeds. Before joining Bunge in 2004, Christos worked in Europe and the United States with Tradigrain and Intrade Risk Management. Raul Padilla previously was CEO of Bunge South America, having been MD-Bunge Global Agribusiness and CEO-Bunge Product Lines since 2010. He is also a former CEO of Bunge Argentina.
We salute Léon Schmidt-Lebuhn for becoming Senior Corn Trader for GrainCorp in Hamburg. When Agribusiness Manager Europe for his previous employer Ingredion Germany, his role included corn procurement and sales of starch. That was after more than three years as Head of Trade-oilseeds, oils & meals at Getreide AG/Power Oil Rostock and four years being a Senior Manager-Oilseeds at Alfred C. Toepfer International.
Glencore Agriculture in Western Australia has brought in Matt Stenhouse as Grain Merchant by recruiting him from AGvise Management Consultants of Perth. Matt’s résumé also shows he is an ex-business relationship manager for Australia’s largest co-operative and grain exporter, CBH Group.
France’s largest farming co-op group, InVivo, sold its 50% share in British arable marketing business Gleadell in February this year, giving 100% ownership to Archer Daniels Midland. That has now led to the merging of ADM feed grain interests in the UK and the appointment of David Sheppard and Graham Atkinson as co-MD of the newly formed ADM Agriculture. David was Gleadell’s trading director and then MD. Graham managed feed materials importer ADM Arkady.
Manager of Origination and Marketing for ADM Rice is the new job title of Andres Garcia. It relocates him to New York from Florida, where he was Trading Director of AgTrade in specialty grains. Between 2011-mid 2018, Andres had been regional trading director of the rice division at Ameropa North America.
ADM also reports that Christopher Boerm has added the title of President-Grain to his current capacity as President of ADM’s transportation group. Christopher joined ADM in 1991 and was previously president of grain from 2014 to 2016. He had also been VP/GM of Eastern grain and corn processing origination and a senior merchandising manager for corn processing.