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Leadership Team

  • Miguel Patricio

    Chief Executive Officer
    Miguel Patricio is the Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Heinz Company. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Miguel spent 20+ years at Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), where he served as part of the Executive Leadership team in various positions, driving organic growth and industry-leading margins. Miguel was the Global Chief Marketing Officer at AB InBev from 2012-2018. In this role, he developed and implemented a strategic playbook for global brands Corona, Budweiser and Stella Artois, accelerating organic sales growth which represented more than one-third of AB InBev’s organic growth and accounted for more than 20 percent of AB InBev’s 2018 year-end global revenues. Prior to that, he was AB InBev’s President of Asia Pacific from 2008 to 2012 and President of North America from 2006 to 2008. Before his career at AB InBev, Miguel held a variety of leadership positions at other global consumer packaged goods companies including Philip Morris, The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in São Paulo.
    • Nina Barton

      President Canada Zone and Digital Growth
      Nina Barton is the President Canada Zone and Digital Growth for The Kraft Heinz Company. She is responsible for the Canadian business as well as leading all global Kraft Heinz e-commerce platforms, driving new digital businesses, growing the Evolv VC fund, and leading the Company’s joint venture with Oprah Winfrey. Nina previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, Research & Development. Prior to joining Kraft in 2011, Nina held numerous marketing and leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, and Procter & Gamble. Nina holds a bachelor’s of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
      • Paulo Basilio

        Chief Business Planning and Development Officer

        Paulo Basilio is the Chief Business Planning and Development Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. He is directly responsible for developing the Company’s global business plans, leading mergers and acquisitions and overseeing the Company’s Amsterdam-based Global Center of Excellence and Information Technology Global Business Services function. He previously served as Zone President of the Kraft Heinz U.S. Business, in this role he was responsible for leading all functions that drove the $19 billion+ U.S. business. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2013 and has been a Partner of 3G Capital, Inc. since July 2012. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of America Latina Logistica (ALL) from 2010 to 2012. Paulo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidade de Brasilia and a M.Sc. in economics from EPGE/Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV).

        • Pedro Drevon

          Latin America Zone President

          Pedro Drevon is the Zone President of Latin America for The Kraft Heinz Company. Previously, he served as Managing Director for Kraft Heinz in Brazil. From 2008 to 2015, Pedro worked at 3G Capital, Inc. in various capacities, ultimately being responsible for evaluating and executing private equity transactions. He has been a partner of 3G Capital, Inc. since January 2011. Prior to 3G Capital, Inc., Pedro worked at Banco BBM in Brazil. Pedro holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Ecole Centrale in France.

          • David Knopf

            Chief Financial Officer
            David Knopf is the Chief Financial Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. He is responsible for all finance and IT functions globally. Previously, he served as Vice President of Beverages & Snacks and was the Category Lead of the Planters Snack Nuts business. David joined the Company in 2015 as Vice President of Finance and has been a Partner of 3G Capital, Inc. since 2015. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, David held Analyst roles at 3G Capital, Inc. and Goldman Sachs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Princeton University.
            • Rashida La Lande

              Global General Counsel and Head of CSR and Government Affairs
              Rashida La Lande is the Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz in January 2018, Ms. La Lande was a partner at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she advised corporations and their boards, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity deals, and joint ventures. During her nearly 20 year career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, she represented companies and private equity sponsors in the consumer products, retail, financial services, and technology industries.
              • Michael Mullen

                Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs
                Michael Mullen is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for The Kraft Heinz Company. Michael is responsible for all global internal and external communications, global media relations and corporate reputation management. Michael is the Company’s chief media spokesperson and is also responsible for real estate and facilities. Michael joined Heinz in 1998 as Senior Communications Manager for Heinz North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Wisconsin and an MPIA in international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
                • Rafael Oliveira

                  International Zone President

                  Rafael Oliveira is the International Zone President for The Kraft Heinz Company. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America zones. He previously served as Zone President of the Kraft Heinz Europe, Middle East and Africa business and Managing Director of Kraft Heinz UK & Ireland. Rafael joined Kraft Heinz in July 2014 and served as President of Kraft Heinz Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea until September 2016. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Rafael spent 17 years in the financial industry. In the last ten years he held a variety of senior leadership positions with Goldman Sachs, a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm.

                  • Carlos Piani

                    Head of Strategic Initiatives and Mergers & Acquisitions
                    Carlos Piani is Head of Strategic Initiatives and Mergers & Acquisitions for The Kraft Heinz Company. Carlos is responsible for all global M&A and strategic initiatives. Previously, he served as Zone President of Kraft Heinz Canada. Carlos has a degree in computer science from PUC/RJ (Brazil) and a bachelor’s degree in business from IBMEC/RJ (Brazil). He has also completed the Owner and President Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst by CFA Institute.
                    • Marcos Rodrigues

                      Head of the Global Center of Excellence

                      Marcos Rodrigues is the Head of the Global Center of Excellence for the Kraft Heinz Company. He is responsible for driving global standards and processes to enable the company’s commercial and operational success. Previously, Marcos served as Head of Global and North America Supply Chain Finance. Marcos joined the Company in 2013 as CFO for the European Zone and led the integration of Kraft and Heinz in 2015 on finance, operations and GBS. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Marcos served as Chief Services & Technology Officer at All America Latina Logistica S.A. Mr. da Costa and earned a bachelor’s degree from Universidade Federal do Parana in Brazil.

                      • Melissa Werneck

                        Global Chief People Officer
                        Melissa Werneck is the Global Chief People Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. She is responsible for overseeing the global human resources function. Melissa joined Heinz in 2013 to implement the new performance methodology and the integrated management system. Prior to joining Heinz, Melissa served as Performance Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at America Latina Logistica (ALL). Melissa received a degree in chemical engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and an MBA from Federal University of Rio De Janeiro.
                        • Rodrigo Wickbold

                          APAC Zone President

                          Rodrigo Wickbold is the Zone President of APAC and assumed his current role in January 2018 after serving as Chief Marketing Officer APAC since January 2016. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz in January 2016, Mr. Wickbold served in various marketing and business leadership roles at Unilever, a consumer products company, since 2000.