Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company, has appointed Frank Jimenez as general counsel, secretary and managing director of government affairs, effective July 5.

The company has also announced the retirement of Carl Hausmann, currently managing director of global government and corporate affairs, effective June 30.

Jimenez currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Xylem, a global water technology company recently spun off from ITT Corporation. He joined ITT in 2009 as vice president and general counsel.

Prior to that, he served for nearly three years as general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Navy in the Bush and Obama administrations. He has held a variety of other positions in government, including deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as deputy chief of staff and acting general counsel to Governor Jeb Bush of Florida.  Previously, Jimenez was a partner at law firm Steel, Hector & Davis.