US food and agribusiness group Bunge has appointed Carl Hausmann to the newly-created role of managing director, global government and corporate affairs.

Hausmann, currently CEO of Bunge North America, will co-ordinate Bunge's government affairs, corporate sustainability and community relations on a global level.

"Government relations and corporate sustainability grow more important to our business every day, and I am pleased that Carl will be able to apply his commitment and deep industry expertise to these functions on a global level," said Alberto Weisser, chairman and CEO.

Previously, Hausmann has served as CEO of Bunge Europe and CEO of Cereol SA before its acquisition by Bunge in 2002.

Soren Schroder, currently vice president, agribusiness for Bunge Europe, will takeover as CEO of Bunge North America.

Schroder will lead all of Bunge's business operations in the US, Canada and Mexico.