This profile was last updated on .
Is this you? Claim your profile.
(138 Total References)
Speaking on May 27 at the ...
Speaking on May 27 at the Citi Global Consumer Conference in New York, Drew Burke, chief financial officer of Bunge, said he envisions a scenario where food makes up about 35% of the White Plains, N.Y.-based company's earnings, which would be up from 25% in 2014 and 16% in 2012.
The past year has been a good one for the company in its quest to reach that goal.
"I think we're very happy with our food business and the way it's developed," Mr. Burke
"It is the place where we've invested quite a bit in the last few years as we have built out our milling business and made that much more significant in size, particularly in Mexico, and put money into our Brazilian business.
So we're getting nice underlying growth of that.
We think we're in the right places in milling.
In our oil business globally, we are one of the global leaders."
has put a lot of emphasis on capital and cost control, and as the company has looked at its food business it has found areas for margin expansion.
highlighted three: operate facilities better and get better yields; optimize the company's footprint by having equipment operate at higher rates; and margin enhancement.
"We can do a lot of things to bring more value to our customer in excess of any costs we would add to do that," he
Bunge Limited company profile, selected financial data, management, key decision makers, annual report | Research Bank
Drew Burke, Chief Financial Officer and Global Operational Excellence Officer, Bunge Limited
Bunge Management Team | Executive Team
Drew Burke, Chief Financial Officer, Bunge Limited
Chief Financial Officer, Bunge Limited
Mr. Burke has been our Chief Financial Officer since February 2011, having served as interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2010.
In addition, Mr. Burke served as our Global Operational Excellence Officer from July 2010 to October 2013.
Prior to July 2010, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of Bunge Global Agribusiness and Bunge Product Lines since November 2006.
Mr. Burke joined Bunge in January 2002 as Managing Director, Soy Ingredients and New Business Development and later served as Managing Director of New Business.
Mr. Burke also previously served as our interim Chief Financial Officer from April to July 2007.
Prior to joining Bunge, Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. subsidiary of Degussa AG.
He joined Degussa in 1983, where he held a variety of finance and marketing positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the U.S. chemical group.
Prior to joining Degussa, Mr. Burke worked for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company.
Mr. Burke is a graduate of Villanova University and earned an M.B.A. from Manhattan College.
Andrew Burke has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer since January 2010.
From 2007 until January 2010, Mr. Burke was our Senior Vice President of Marketing, and from 2006 to 2007, Mr. Burke was our Vice President of Marketing.
From 2004 until 2006, Mr. Burke served as Vice President, Marketing for Economy Wine, Spirits, Sparkling Wine and Beverages, at Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery.
From 1997 until 2004, Mr. Burke worked at Kraft Foods, Inc. in a variety of capacities, including as a Category Business Director from 2003 to 2004 and a Senior Brand Manager from 2001 until 2003.
Prior to Kraft, Mr. Burke worked at Young & Rubicam, Inc., as an Account Supervisor and Financial Analyst, and Laura Ashley, as a financial and inventory analyst.
Mr. Burke holds an M.B.A from Fordham University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.
Investor Information -Â Press Release
Drew Burke, co-CEO, Bunge Global Agribusiness, will serve as interim CFO after April 1 until a permanent successor is appointed.
Mr. Burke joined Bunge Limited in January 2002 as Managing Director, Soy Ingredients and New Business Development.
Prior to joining Bunge, he served as CEO of Degussa Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the German chemical concern, where he also served as CFO and held a variety of finance and management positions.
Prior to Degussa he worked for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company.