Deborah assumed the role of Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer in January 2016. She is responsible for people, culture and communications strategy and operations for the 35,000 employee global Agribusiness and Food organization based in New York. She is a seasoned business and human resources leader with a proven track record in general management and developing people and culture based programs in support of business performance and growth. Deborah joined Bunge from Dow Chemical, where she served as President Dow USA, a role in which she was responsible for overall business performance, regional business strategy, new business development and external relationships with customers, government organizations and joint venture partners. She started her career at Dow in 2000 as Human Resources Manager for Australia / New Zealand, and went on to hold regional and business HR roles in Asia, Europe and North America. She also served as Global HR Director, Marketing and Sales, and led the Human Capital Planning and Development function for Dow focusing on talent acquisition, retention, diversity and development. Previously, Deborah served in HR 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.