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Board of Directors

  • Mr. Alexandre Behring

    Chairman
    Mr. Behring was appointed Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served as Chairman of the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. He also serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Restaurant Brands International, Inc., the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, quick service restaurant companies, since October 2014. Previously, he served on the Boardof Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor as chairman from October 2010 until December 2014. He has also served as a director of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, a global brewer, since April 2014.
     
    Mr. Behring is a co-founder of 3G Capital, a global investment firm, and has been its managing partner and a director since 2004. Previously, Mr. Behring spent 10 years at GP Investments, Latin America’s largest private-equity firm, including eight years as a partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He served for seven years, from 1998 through 2004, as CEO of America Latina Logistica (ALL), Latin America’s largest railroad and logistics company and as a director of ALL until December 2011. From July 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Behring served as a director of CSX Corporation, a U.S. rail-based transportation company.
     
  • Mr. John T. Cahill

    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Cahill was appointed Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015. Previously, Mr. Cahill served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Group from December 2014 to July 2015. Mr. Cahill had served as Kraft’s non-executive Chairman from March 8, 2014 until his appointment as Chairman and CEO. Prior to that, he served as Kraft’s Executive Chairman since October 1, 2012. He joined Mondelēz International, Inc., a food and beverage company and Kraft’s former parent, on January 2, 2012 as the Executive Chairman Designate, North American Grocery, and served in that capacity until the spin-off of Kraft. Prior to that, he served as an Industrial Partner at Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity firm, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Cahill spent nine years with The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., a beverage manufacturing company, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2006 and Executive Chairman until 2007. Mr. Cahill previously spent nine years with PepsiCo, Inc., a food and beverage company, in a variety of leadership positions.

    He currently serves as lead independent director of American Airlines Group and is also a director at Colgate-Palmolive Company and a former director of Legg Mason, Inc.

    • Mr. Gregory Abel

      Director
      Mr. Abel was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. In January 2018, Mr. Abel was elected to the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway, a diversified holding company, and appointed as its Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Business Operations. In connection with this appointment, Mr. Abel is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company and resigned as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, roles that he had held since 2008 and 1998, respectively. Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company is a diversified global holding company that owns subsidiaries principally engaged in energy businesses.
       
      Until January 2018, Mr. Abel served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of PacifiCorp, as Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of CE Casecnan Ltd., as Chairman and Director of Northern Natural Gas Company, Northern Powergrid Holdings Company and NV Energy, Inc., as Director of AltaLink Management Ltd., as Director and Vice Chairman of Edison Electric Institute, an association of U.S. investor-owned electric companies, and as Director of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, a mutual insurance company of nuclear power facilities. Mr. Abel also serves on the American Football Coaches Foundation board of directors and on the executive board of the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America, and is a past member of the Drake University board of trustees.
      • Ms. Tracy Britt Cool

        Director
        Ms. Cool was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Ms. Cool has served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Pampered Chef, a direct seller of high-quality cooking tools, since November 2014. Ms. Cool joined Berkshire Hathaway, The Pampered Chef’s parent company, in December 2009 as Financial Assistant to the Chairman. Ms. Cool is currently the Chairman of Benjamin Moore & Co., a leading manufacturer and retailer of paints and architectural coatings (since June 2012), Chairman of Larson-Juhl, a manufacturer and distributor of wood and metal framing products (since January 2012), and Chairman of Oriental Trading Company, a direct merchant of party suppliers, arts and crafts, toys and novelties (since November 2012). Ms. Cool currently serves a director of Blue Apron Holdings, Inc., an ingredient-and-recipe meal kit service.
         
        Ms. Cool received her B.A. from Harvard University in 2007 and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2009. Ms. Cool is also a co-founder of Smart Woman Securities, a nonprofit organization with the goal of educating women about managing their finances.
         
        • Mr. Feroz Dewan

          Director
          Mr. Dewan was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective October 2016. He is the CEO of Arena Holdings Management LLC, an investment holding company. Previously, Mr. Dewan has served in several positions with Tiger Global Management, an investment firm with approximately $20 billion under management across public and private equity funds, from 2003 to 2015, including most recently as Head of Public Equities. He also served as a Private Equity Associate at Silver Lake Partners, a private equity firm focused on leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in technology, technology-enabled  and related industries, from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Dewan has served as a director of Fortive Corporation, a diversified  industrial growth company, since July 2016.
           
          Mr. Dewan holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a Certificate in Applied mathematics from Princeton University. An avid volunteer, he is also on the board of the Character Lab, Teach for America New York and the Tiger Foundation.
        • Ms. Jeanne P. Jackson

          Director
          Ms. Jackson was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Kraft Foods Group board from October 2012 to July 2015. Ms. Jackson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MSP Capital, a private equity and investment company, since August 2017. She currently serves as a director of Delta Airlines, Inc. and McDonald’s Corporation and was formerly a director of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc.
           
          Ms. Jackson served as President and Strategic Advisor of NIKE, Inc., a designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment, and accessories, from April 2016 until August 2017. She previously served as NIKE’s President, Product and Merchandising from July 2013 until April 2016 and President, Direct to Consumer from 2009 until July 2013. Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Walmart.com, a private eCommerce enterprise and in various leadership positions at Gap Inc., Victoria’s Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue and Federated Department Stores, Inc., all clothing retailers, and Walt Disney Attractions, Inc., the theme parks and vacation resorts division of The Walt Disney Company, a mass media company.
           
           Ms. Jackson received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
           

           

        • Mr. Jorge Paulo Lemann

          Director
          Mr. Lemann was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Lemann is a co-founder of 3G Capital, a global investment firm and has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Lemann was formerly a director of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
           
          Mr. Lemann founded and was senior partner of Banco de Investimentos Garantia S.A. in Brazil from 1971 through June 1998. Until early 2005, Mr. Lemann was Director of The Gillette Company, Swiss Re and of Lojas Americanas. He was also Chairman of the Latin American Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Lemann is co-founder and member of the board of directors of Fundação Estudar, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships for Brazilians and Endeavor, an international non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Mr. Lemann has been a member of JP Morgan International Council since 2012.
           
        • Mr. John C. Pope

          Director

          Mr. Pope was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Kraft board from August 2012 to July 2015. Mr. Pope has served as Chairman of PFI Group, LLC, a financial management firm, since 1994. Mr. Pope also serves as Chairman of the Board of R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., a printing company, since May 2014; and as a director of Talgo S.A., a railcar manufacturer, since March 2015 and Waste Management, Inc., a provider of comprehensive waste management services, since 1997.

          From November 2004 to December 2011, Mr. Pope served as Chairman of the Board of Waste Management, Inc. He also served as Chairman of the Board of MotivePower Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and remanufacturer of locomotives and locomotive components, from December 1995 to November 1999. Prior to joining MotivePower Industries, Inc., Mr. Pope served in various capacities at United Airlines, a U.S.-based airline, and its parent, UAL Corporation, including as Director, Vice Chairman, President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Finance. Mr. Pope was formerly a director of Con-way, Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., Mondelēz International and Navistar International Corporation.

          Mr. Pope received a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

        • Mr. Marcel Herrmann Telles

          Director

          Mr. Telles was appointed to The Kraft Heinz Company board of directors effective July 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Telles is a co-founder of 3G Capital, a global investment firm and has served as a director since 2004. He also serves as a director of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2004 and as a director of AmBev, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2000.

          Mr. Telles previously served as a member of the board of directors of Lojas Americanas S.A., and as Chief Executive Officer of Companhia Cervejaria Brahma (which became AmBev in 2002) from 1989 to 1999. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. from 2010 to 2013. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a member of the Advisory Board of ITAU-UNIBANCO, a banking conglomerate based in Brazil. Mr. Telles currently serves on the board of directors of Fundação Estudar, a not-for-profit foundation in Brazil, and on the board of directors of ISMART, a not-for-profit foundation.

        • Alexandre Van Damme

          Director
          Alexandre Van Damme, age 56, has served as a member of the Board of Restaurant Brands International since December 2014. He previously served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor from December 2011 to December 2014. Mr. Van Damme has served as a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 1992. He held various operational positions within Interbrew, a large Belgian-based brewing company until 1991. Mr. Van Damme is also a board member of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., a global coffee and tea company, and its subsidiary Keurig Green Mountain. He is also a director of DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. Mr. Van Damme’s long-term leadership at a large brewing company that is a major consumer brand gives him valuable expertise in business development, supply chain management, marketing, finance, risk assessment and strategy.
          • George Zoghbi

            Director
            George Zoghbi, age 51, currently serves as a Special Advisor at Kraft Heinz, a role he transitioned to in October 2017 after having served as our Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Commercial business since the 2015 Merger. Mr. Zoghbi previously held key leadership roles at Kraft, including Chief Operating Officer from February 2015 until the 2015 Merger and, before that, as Vice Chairman, Operations, R&D, Sales and Strategy from June 2014 until February 2015, Executive Vice President and President, Cheese & Dairy and Exports from February 2013 until June 2014 and Executive Vice President and President, Cheese and Dairy from October 2012 to February 2013. Prior to that, he served as President, Cheese and Dairy at Mondelēz International. Prior to joining Kraft in 2007, Mr. Zoghbi held a number of roles with Fonterra Cooperative, a multinational dairy cooperative, and Associated British Foods, a multinational food processor and retailer. Mr. Zoghbi currently serves as a director of Brambles Limited, a global supply chain logistics company. Mr. Zoghbi has a comprehensive understanding of, and a unique perspective on, the Kraft Heinz business and the food and beverage markets from his distinguished career at Kraft Heinz and Kraft. He served a key leadership role during the integration of Kraft and Heinz and has extensive experience of delivering on innovation, renovation and new consumer trends.