Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and tree biodiversity

Hausmann, Carl

Vice Chair, Bioversity International Board of Trustees

Mr. Hausmann has more than 35 years of experience in the agribusiness and food industries and has successfully led a publicly-held company in Europe, as well as businesses in North America, South America, and Africa.  Mr. Hausmann served as Managing Director of Global Government and Corporate Affairs of Bunge Limited (“Bunge”), a leading global agribusiness and food company, from 2010 until his retirement in 2012.  Prior to that, was CEO of Bunge Europe and Bunge North America.  He began his agricultural career at Continental Grain, serving in increasingly senior positions, and served in CEO roles at Central Soya, Cerestar USA, and Cereol SA.  

Public service as well as the development of good public policy has also been important to Mr. Hausmann.  In this regard he has served as the Vice Chair of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future.  Bioversity is a member of the CGIAR Consortium.  He is also a long time board member of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC) and is a past president of Fediol, the European association of oilseed crushers.  Mr. Hausmann received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and an MBA from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France. 

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