Oct 26, 2021

Bunge Appoints Members to Board of Directors

source: Bunge

Bunge announces Michael Kobori and Kenneth Simril have been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective October 25, 2021.

Kobori is currently the chief sustainability officer at Starbucks Coffee Co., a position he has held since 2020. Previously, Kobori was with Levi Strauss & Co. where he served as vice president, Sustainability from 2007 to 2020 and Director, Global Code of Conduct from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, he was with The Asia Foundation, where he supported human rights and economic development in Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam.

Simril is the former president and CEO of Fleischmann’s Ingredients, a position he held from 2006 to 2021. Prior to joining Fleischmann’s, Simril was the chief financial officer and chief operations officer of Clipper Corp. He also previously was the chief financial officer of ClearPath Networks, Inc. and served in various finance and engineering roles with Mobil Oil Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp.

“Michael and Ken bring valuable experience to the Bunge Board and we are delighted that they have agreed to share their expertise with us, “ says Board Chair Kathleen Hyle. “As Bunge connects farmers and consumers to deliver food, feed and fuel to the world in a sustainable way, we look forward to tapping into Michael and Ken’s extensive operational experiences and industry knowledge.”

Kobori will serve on the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee, and Simril will serve on the Audit Committee and Human Resources & Compensation Committee.

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