In addition to price troubles, the sector has been hit with poor cane yields - with Bunge finance director Drew Burke, the Bunge finance director noting that "Last year's average ATR [cane sugar concentration] was near historic lows and this year it is expected to be below that level," and indicated that delays in the harvest would also provide challenges in terms of getting all the cane off the fields.
Drew BurkeChief Financial Officer, Bunge LimitedMr. 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.
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.
Andrew BurkeExecutive Vice President,Chief Marketing Officer
Andrew Burke joined Diamond in 2006 as Vice President of Marketing.Previously, he was Vice President of Marketing at Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery.Prior to Gallo, he spent seven years at Kraft Foods, Inc. where he focused on brand and product development.Prior to Kraft, Burke was an Account Supervisor for Young & Rubicam.He holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
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