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  • Mr. Alexandre Behring

    Chairman
    Mr. Behring’s extensive leadership experience in developing and operating both public and private companies brings an important perspective and ability to lead and motivate. His particular qualifications and operational, financial, logistics, and strategic skills strengthen the Board’s collective knowledge and capabilities.
     
    Experience
     
    Mr. Behring has served on our Board as Chairman since July 2015 and previously served as Chairman of the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. He is a Founding Partner and has been Managing Partner and a board member of 3G Capital, a global investment firm, since 2004. Mr. Behring also has served as the Chairman of the board of Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company of Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons, quick service restarant companies, since December 2014. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor as Chairman from October 2010 until December 2014. Mr. Behring also served as a director of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company, from April 2014 to April 2019. Previously, Mr. Behring spent 10 years at GP Investments, including eight years as a partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He served for seven years, from 1998 through 2004, as Chief Executive Officer of America Latina Logistica (“ALL”), one of Latin America’s largest railroad and logistics companies. He served 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 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.
     
    Experience
     
    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.
     
  • Mr. John C. Pope

    Lead Director
    Mr. Pope has served as Chairman of a financial management firm and in several key leadership roles at global companies, including as Chief Financial Officer. Combined with his experience as an audit committee member of several public companies, Mr. Pope brings accounting and financial expertise, as well as leadership, operating, marketing, and international experience.
     
    Experience
     
    Mr. Pope has served on our Board since July 2015 and as Lead Director since January 2021. He previously served on the Kraft Board of Directors from August 2012 to July 2015. He has served as Chairman of PFI Group, LLC, a financial management firm, since 1994. Mr. Pope also has served as Chairman of the board of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a marketing and business communication company, since May 2014, and from November 2004 to December 2011, he served as Chairman of the board of Waste Management, Inc., a provider of comprehensive waste management services. Mr. Pope 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 also 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 is currently Chairman of the board of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and a director of Talgo S.A., a railcar manufacturer, and Waste Management, Inc. Mr. Pope was formerly a director of Con-way, Inc., Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., Kraft, Mondelēz International, Inc., and Navistar International Corporation.
     
  • Mr. Gregory Abel

    Director
    Mr. Abel has experience as chief executive officer and director of multiple energy companies. Due to his service as a director in a highly regulated industry and his management experience, he provides the Board with strong regulatory and operational skills, including international experience.
     
    Experience
     
    Mr. Abel has served on our Board since July 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Since January 2018, he has served as Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Operations and Director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Abel is Chairman of the board of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President since 2008 and 1998, respectively. Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company is a diversified global holding company that owns subsidiaries principally engaged in energy businesses in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Mr. Abel serves as Director and Vice Chairman of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, Inc., a managing general agent for a mutual insurance company, and as a director for AEGIS London, which operated AEGIS’ Syndicate 1225 at Lloyd’s of London.
     
  • Mr. Joao M. Castro-Neves

    Director
    The Board elected Mr. Castro-Neves because of his extensive experience in the consumer goods industry in his various positions with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) as well as his public company directorship experience at Restaurant Brands International Inc. In addition, when electing him, the Board considered his knowledge of strategy, finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and business development.
     
    Experience
     
    Mr. Castro-Neves has served on our Board since June 2019. He has been a partner with 3G Capital since July 2018. Previously, Mr. Castro-Neves served as Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch, the North American unit of AB InBev, and Zone President, North America of AB InBev from January 2015 until December 2017. Mr. Castro-Neves joined Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A. (“Ambev”), a predecessor of AB InBev, in 1996 and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 until December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2009 until December 2014. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Quilmes Industrial S.A., a subsidiary of Ambev based in Argentina, from January 2007 until December 2008. Mr. Castro-Neves is also a director of Restaurant Brands International Inc.
     
  • Ms. Lori Dickerson Fouché

    Director
    Ms. Fouché has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including multiple executive roles. The Board believes she brings seasoned financial expertise as well as valuable leadership, operating, and marketing experience.
     
    Experience
     
    Ms. Fouché has served on our Board since May 2021. She served as Senior Executive Vice President and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer for TIAA, a financial services firm, from June 2020 to December 2020. Prior to that role, she served at TIAA as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA Financial Solutions from August 2018 to June 2020. From 2013 to August 2018, Ms. Fouché held various roles at Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”), a financial services firm, including most recently as Group Head of Individual Solutions, responsible for Annuities, Individual Life Insurance, and Prudential Advisors from July 2017 to August 2018, President of Prudential Annuities from February 2015 to July 2017, and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Group Insurance from February 2014 to February 2015. Prior to her roles at Prudential, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (“Fireman’s Fund”), held various other senior roles with Fireman’s Fund and Chubb & Son, Inc. (now Chubb Ltd.), an insurance company, and was a principal at The Parthenon Group LLC (now EY-Parthenon), a strategy consulting firm.
     
    • Mr. Timothy Kenesey

      Director
      Mr. Kenesey has experience as a chief executive officer and a director of multiple companies. He brings important insights into creating long-term profitable growth, operational excellence, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. As a former attorney and CPA, he also brings legal, regulatory, and financial reporting insights to our Board.
       
      Experience
       
      Mr. Kenesey has served on our Board since January 2020. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway’s MedPro Group, the nation’s largest healthcare liability insurance company, where he has served since 2001. Mr. Kenesey has also served as the Chairman of Fechheimer Brothers, a Berkshire Hathaway public safety uniform and apparel company, since 2007, and the chairman of other smaller Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiaries. Mr. Kenesey previously held leadership roles at General Electric Company, including Senior Vice President at GE Insurance during 2000 and Manager Global Business Development at GE Healthcare from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Kenesey was a Mergers & Acquisitions attorney at Sidley Austin from 1993 to 1997 and an accountant at KPMG from 1989 to 1990.
       
    • Mr. Elio Leoni Sceti

      Director
      Mr. Leoni Sceti has over 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and media sectors coupled with extensive global leadership experience in operations, marketing, product development, and disruptive and digital areas. In addition, when nominating him, the Board considered his knowledge of corporate governance, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
       
      Experience
       
      Mr. Leoni Sceti has served on our Board since May 2020. He is the Co-Founder, Chief Crafter and Chairman of The Craftory, a global investment house for purpose-driven CPG challenger brands, a role he has held since May 2018. From May 2015 to May 2018, Mr. Leoni Sceti was an active investor and advisor in early stage tech companies. Previous to that, he served as CEO of Iglo Group, a frozen food company whose brands include Birds Eye, Findus, and Iglo from May 2013 until May 2015, when the company was sold to Nomad Foods. Prior to that, Mr. Leoni Sceti was CEO of EMI Music from 2008 to 2010 and previous to that he held senior leadership roles at Procter & Gamble and then at Reckitt Benckiser, where he served as CMO, Global Head of Innovation and then Head of the European operations. Mr. Leoni Sceti is also a Trustee and a Counsellor of One Young World, a forum for young leaders from over 190 countries, and chairman of the UK Board of Room to Read, a charity promoting education and gender equality. Mr. Leoni Sceti serves as Chairman of LSG Holdings Limited and currently serves as a director of Barry Callebaut AG and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.
       
    • Ms. Susan Mulder

      Director
      Ms. Mulder has over 20 years of experience in the consumer goods and retail sectors as well as direct-to-consumer e-commerce leadership experience. When nominating her, the Board considered her knowledge of corporate governance and finance.
       
      Experience
       
      Ms. Mulder has served on our Board since May 2020. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Nic & Zoe Co., a privately held woman’s apparel company, a role she has held since April 2012. Ms. Mulder is also a director of Nic & Zoe Co. Prior to joining Nic & Zoe Co., Ms. Mulder was a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company where she was a leader in the retail and consumer practice for over 10 years specializing in marketing and organization. Ms. Mulder is also a member of the Board of Overseers of Boston Children’s Hospital. Ms. Mulder currently serves as a director of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
       
    • Mr. Miguel Patricio

      Director
      Mr. Patricio is a proven business leader with a distinguished track record of building consumer brands. He has over 25 years of consumer goods experience and was selected to serve on the Board because of the unique perspective and experience he brings as our Chief Executive Officer.
       
      Experience
       
      Miguel Patricio has served on our Board since May 2021 and has been our Chief Executive Officer since June 2019. Mr. Patricio previously served as Chief of Special Global Projects-Marketing at Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) from January 2019 to June 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at AB InBev since 2012. Prior to his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Patricio served in various roles for AB InBev and its predecessor Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A. (“Ambev”) since joining Ambev in 1998, including as AB InBev’s Zone President Asia Pacific, Zone President North America, Vice President Marketing of North America, and Vice President Marketing. Mr. Patricio has also previously held several senior positions across the Americas at Philip Morris, The Coca-Cola Company, and Johnson & Johnson.
       
      • Mr. Alexandre Van Damme

        Director
        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.
         
        Experience
         
        Mr. Van Damme has served on our Board since April 2018 and has served as a member of the board of Restaurant Brands International Inc. since December 2014 and until April 2020. 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 Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV since 1992. He held various operational positions within Interbrew, a large Belgian-based brewing company until 1991. Mr. Van Damme was also a board member of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., a global coffee and tea company, and Keurig Green Mountain through May 2018.
         

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