Todd Bastean, President of the St. Louis Science Center is speaking at St. Louis Rotary on August 10, 2023

Todd Bastean
President and CEO
Todd Bastean is president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center and leads its approximately 200 colleagues and 300 volunteers as they fulfill the Science Center’s mission “to inspire everyone to be curious and engaged in science.”

Before joining the Science Center in 2019, Bastean served as president of Bunge North America, where he led the North American business of Bunge Limited. With over 100 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States, Bunge North America is part of Bunge Limited, a leading global agribusiness, food and ingredients company with 360 locations in 40 countries around the world.

Bastean started his career at Bunge in 1994 and became the chief financial officer of Bunge North America in 2010. Before assuming that role, he served as vice president and general manager of the operating company’s milling and biofuels business units and as vice president and chief administrative officer of its grain and milling business units. He also held positions in strategic planning and auditing. Prior to joining Bunge, he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.

Bastean has been an active community volunteer, serving on the Saint Louis Science Center board of trustees for the past three years and on the advisory council for The Yield Lab, an incubator enabling entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems, globally.

Bastean holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Western Illinois University.