Vice President Corporate Affairs
Hendrik Bourgeois is Vice President Corporate Affairs for the EMEA region at Cargill.
In this role, Hendrik designs and implements government affairs strategies for Cargill across the region that are underpinned by strong communications, brand and corporate responsibility, and sustainable development activities. He also provides strategic leadership for Cargill’s businesses in EMEA in engagements with government, stakeholders, media, civil society and employees.
Before joining Cargill, Hendrik served in several executive positions at General Electric (GE) including most recently as GE’s General Counsel Europe and head of European Affairs. Prior positions at GE included General Counsel EMEA, and Senior European Competition Counsel, serving all GE businesses on a wide variety of competition law matters involving mergers and acquisitions, distribution, R&D activities and compliance issues.
Prior to joining GE, Hendrik was an attorney with Jones Day, based in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, where he practiced mainly U.S. antitrust and European competition law. Hendrik obtained his law degree at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium, and has an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.