WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Bunge Limited announced on June 25 that Kathleen Hyle has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent director, effective July 2.

Hyle, 53, has served as senior vice-president of constellation energy and chief operating officer of Constellation Energy Resources since 2008. She will be retiring from Constellation Energy in July. Constellation Energy, which was recently acquired by Exelon Corp., is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses, as well as one of the largest nuclear generators in the country. Hyle joined the company in 2003, and served in a variety of senior-level finance and operations positions, including as chief financial officer of Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.

"Kathi will bring considerable expertise and insight to Bunge's board of directors," said Alberto Weisser, chairman and chief executive board, Bunge Limited. "Her deep operational experience, financial acumen and perspective on the important intersection of energy and agricultural markets will make her a valuable addition to our board."

Previously, Hyle served as chief financial officer of ANC Rental Corp. and chief financial officer of AutoNation Inc. She began her career in 1980 with Black & Decker Corp. in its treasury organization.

Hyle is a member of the board of directors of AmerisourceBergen Corp., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies, where she serves on the finance committee and as chair of the audit and corporate responsibility committee. She has also been appointed as a director of The ADT Corp., effective upon the completion of its separation from Tyco International Ltd. Hyle is a member of the board of sponsors for the Sellinger School of Business and Management for Loyola University, Maryland and the board of trustees of CENTERSTAGE, the State Theater of Maryland.