Business 100 - 2013

Gordon Hardie/Bunge Food & Ingredients

Gordon Hardie is the managing director of Bunge Food & Ingredients as well as a member of the executive committee of Bunge Ltd., a global agribusiness and food company dedicated to improving the food supply chain from farm to shelf to stovetop. Prior to joining Bunge, Gordon spent 12 years in Australia, where he co-led the IPO for Goodman Fielder, Ltd. on the Australian Stock Exchange. It has since become the largest listed food company in Australasia.

A native of Cork, Gordon holds a BA in languages and psychology and a higher diploma in education from University College Cork, and an MBA from University College Dublin’s Smurfit Graduate School of Business, where he was recently honored as Alumnus of the Year.

Gordon lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children and holds dual Irish and Australian citizenship. He sees himself as part of an emerging global Irish community that believes in writer Colum McCann’s imperative to “create a contemporary Irishness that is agile enough to understand that we can be in more than two places at once.”