Thomas Boehlert has been named executive vice-president and CFOof Bunge Ltd.
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, U.S. — Thomas Boehlert has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Bunge Ltd., effective Jan. 1, 2017. He succeeds Drew Burke, who is retiring, and will report directly to Soren Schroder, the company's chief executive officer (CEO).

“We are delighted to have Thom join Bunge,” Schroder said. “He is a seasoned CFO with deep knowledge of global commodity markets and a proven track record of driving effective portfolio management and cost initiatives. The combination of his skills, pragmatic approach and public company experience will be a tremendous asset to Bunge.”

Boehlert said he is “eager to join the Bunge team and help build on its successes.”

“I look forward to supporting the company’s growth plans and efficiency efforts,” he said.

Boehlert was CEO, president and a director of First Nickel Inc. from 2011-15. Prior to that, he was CFO for Kinross Gold Corp., a global mining company, and was CFO for several energy companies, including Texas Genco, Direct Energy and Sithe Energies, Inc.

Previously, Boehlert spent 14 years in investment banking with Credit Suisse, where his focus was on the electric power, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, and where he built and headed the firm’s London-based project finance business covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He started his career as an auditor at a KPMG predecessor firm in 1983. Boehlert is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s of art in accounting from Indiana University and an MBA in finance from New York University.