WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Bunge Limited announced on Nov. 12 the appointment of Deborah Borg as chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Borg replaces Vicente Teixeira, who is retiring. She will report directly to Soren Schroder, chief executive officer, Bunge Limited.
“Deborah’s deep experience leading human resources, talent development and business teams at global companies makes her an outstanding addition to our senior leadership team,” said Schroder. “Her leadership, expertise and perspective will be instrumental in supporting our objectives as we continue to build a best-in-class HR function at Bunge.”
Borg held a variety of senior human resources and leadership positions at Dow, which she joined in 2000. She started her career at the company as human resources manager for Australia/New Zealand, and held regional and business human resources roles in Asia, Europe and North America. She also served as global human resources director, marketing and sales, and led the human capital and development function for Dow, focusing on talent acquisition, retention and development.
She served most recently as president, Dow USA, a role in which she was responsible for regional business strategy and external relationships with customers, government organizations and joint venture partners. Prior to joining Dow, Borg served in human resources and talent development roles with General Motors Australia. She holds a bachelor of business management in human resources and a master in training and change management from Victoria University, Australia.
Teixeira has led Bunge’s human resources function since joining the company in 2008. Previously, he served in senior leadership human resource roles at several global corporations.
“Under Vicente’s leadership, Bunge has built a more globally integrated HR function and has introduced best in class approaches in areas such as talent management, training and development and compensation that are vital to our global strategy,” said Schroder. “We thank him for his service and wish him the best in his retirement.”