Debra E. Kuper
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Debra Kuper was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2008. She has overall responsibility for the Company's legal matters, including the ethics and compliance program, litigation, regulatory and securities filings, executive compensation, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures and other worldwide legal activities. She also is responsible for the corporate records and minutes, resolutions and consents of AGCO's Board of Directors.
Kuper has a broad range of legal experience. She joined AGCO from Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois, where she served as Senior Corporate Counsel. She oversaw Caterpillar's corporate governance, securities, tax and regulatory compliance group. Prior to joining Caterpillar, she served as Associate General Counsel of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas where she handled international commercial agreements and litigation.
She received her J.D. from Marquette University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.