Mr. John T. Cahill
Mr. Cahill has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, having served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft and in various key roles at other food and beverage companies. He brings global leadership, operating, marketing and product development experience, as well as insight into corporate governance, accounting, and financial subjects.
Mr. Cahill has served on our Board as Vice Chairman since July 2015, prior to which he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft since December 2014. He previously served as Kraft’s non-executive Chairman from March 2014 to December 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cahill served as Kraft’s Executive Chairman since October 2012. Mr. Cahill joined Mondelēz International, Inc. (“Mondelēz International”), a food and beverage company and Kraft’s former parent, in January 2012 as the Executive Chairman Designate, North American Grocery, and served in that capacity until the spin-off of Kraft from Mondelēz International in October 2012. 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 Kraft and Legg Mason, Inc.