Bunge appoints new VP of government affairs for North America

November 18, 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri - Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), announced the appointment of Martha Scott Poindexter as vice president, government and industry affairs, based in Washington D.C., effective October 20. She replaces Tom Erickson who became vice president and director of legal affairs for Bunge Product Lines in White Plains, New York.

“With Martha Scott’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill, we are excited for her to provide strategic analysis and recommendations on federal, state, provincial and local issues impacting Bunge,” said, David Kabbes, senior vice president, corporate and legal affairs, Bunge North America. “Her prior work advising legislators on a breadth of agriculture policy and sensitive intelligence issues will be extremely beneficial as she oversees our relationships with key government officials, agencies and industry trade associations.”

Martha Scott brings 21 years of public affairs experience to Bunge. Most recently, she served as the Minority Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She also served as Majority and Minority Staff Director on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry & Related Agencies.  Martha Scott also worked in the offices of Senator Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) and Senator Thad Cochran (Miss.) for the U.S. government. She served as the director of government affairs for Monsanto during her time in Washington, D.C. Martha Scott is a registered dietitian and has a bachelor’s degree in home economics – food, nutrition, and dietetics, from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

About Bunge North America

Bunge North America ( ), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

About Bunge Limited

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 35,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

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