US agribusiness giant Bunge has appointed a full-time CFO.

Jacqualyn Fouse will join Bunge on 23 July, the company said yesterday (26 June). Fouse was most recently CFO at global medical giant Alcon; she also worked for Nestlé for eight years until 2001

Fouse replaces Drew Burke who will return to his position of co-CEO at Bunge Global Agribusiness after serving as interim CFO since April.

Bunge chairman and CEO Alberto Weisser said: ""Jackie's international experience as CFO and treasurer of global companies such as Alcon and Nestle makes her a valuable addition to Bunge."

Fouse said the appointment gave her the opportunity to rejoin the food industry, which, she added, promises to be "one of the most relevant and exciting in the world in the coming years".