Bunge Limited has recently announced the appointment of Vinita Bali to its Board of Directors. Bunge Limited is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees.
Bali, 62, served as Chief Executive Officer of Britannia Industries, a publicly listed food company in India, from 2005 to 2014. Prior to that, she was Head of the Business Strategy practice in the U.S. at the Zyman Group, a consulting firm. She started her career in India at a Tata Group company in 1977, and joined Cadbury India in 1980, subsequently working for Cadbury in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and South Africa until 1994.
From 1994 to 2003, she held senior positions in marketing and general management at The Coca-Cola Company in the U.S. and Latin America, becoming Global Head of Corporate Strategy in 2001.
Bali currently serves as an advisory board member of PwC India, and is a non-executive director on the boards of Smith & Nephew plc, as well as several Indian companies, including CRISIL Ltd., Titan Industries Ltd. and Syngene International Limited. She is a former non-executive director of Syngenta International AG. She also chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN).