WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Bunge Limited announced on July 31 that Carol M. Browner has been appointed to its board of directors as an independent director, effective Aug.5.

Browner, 56, is a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global advisory firm that provides strategic counsel to businesses on government relations, macroeconomic and political risks, regulatory issues, market entry strategies, and environmental, social and corporate governance issues. From 2009-11, she served as assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, where she oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate, transport and related policies across the federal government. 

From 2001-08, Browner was a founding principal of the Albright Group and Albright Capital Management LLC. Previously, she served as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 1993-2001.

“Carol’s experience working at the nexus of energy, the environment and agriculture will bring an important perspective to Bunge’s board of directors," said Alberto Weisser, executive chairman, Bunge Limited. “She has a deep understanding of key issues facing our industry and a strong track record, in both the public and private sectors, of leading and advising large, complex organizations.”

Browner serves as a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. She is a member of the boards of The Spectrum Solutions Company and the League of Conservation Voters, as well as the advisory boards of Harvest Power and Bloomberg Government.  Browner also is a member of the advisory committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.