WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Bunge Limited announced on July 6 that Paul Cornet de Ways-Ruart has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Cornet, 47, held senior roles at Yahoo! EMEA from 2006-11, where he led corporate development before becoming its senior finance director and chief of staff. Previously, Cornet was director of strategy at Orange UK, a mobile network operator and internet service provider, and worked with McKinsey & Company in London and Palo Alto, California, U.S. He has a master's degree in engineering and management from the Catholic University of Louvain and an master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago. A Belgian citizen, Cornet is a descendant of one of Bunge's founding families.

"Paul brings strong financial management skills, a sharp strategic mindset and a long-term perspective on creating shareholder value to the Board of Directors," said L. Patrick Lupo, chairman, Bunge Limited. "We look forward to benefitting from his insights and experience."

Cornet serves on the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Floridienne Group, Adrien Invest SCRL and several privately held companies.