J. Erik Fyrwald has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Bunge. Mr. Fyrwald, 59, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta, a position he has held since 2016. Mr. Fyrwald is also an Executive Director on the Syngenta Board of Directors and Chairman of the not for profit Syngenta Foundation. Prior to joining Syngenta, he served since 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Univar, a distributor of chemicals and related services. He also previously served as President of Ecolab, a provider of cleaning, sanitation, water treatment and oil and gas products and services and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco, a water treatment and oil and gas products and services company. He was also Group Vice President of the Agriculture and Nutrition Division of DuPont from 2003 to 2008.
"Erik's significant operational and strategic leadership experience in complex global businesses will add immediate value to our Board," said L. Patrick Lupo, Chairman, Bunge Limited. "As an accomplished CEO with extensive expertise in agriculture, technology and innovation, Erik will provide a valuable perspective as we continue to execute our strategy and drive shareholder value."
Mr. Fyrwald serves on the Board of Directors of Eli Lilly and Company, CropLife International and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
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