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Board of Directors

  • Mr. Miguel Patricio

    Chief Executive Officer and Chair
    Mr. Patricio brings to the Board deep consumer goods industry and leadership experience as well as his unique perspective 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 and our Chair since May 2022. Before joining Kraft Heinz, Mr. Patricio was previously with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”), a multinational drink and brewing holdings company, where he served as Chief of Special Global Projects – Marketing from January 2019 to June 2019, as Chief Marketing Officer from 2012 to December 2018, and in various zone president and marketing leadership roles from 2005 to 2012. He was Chief Marketing Officer of Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A., a Brazilian brewing company and predecessor of AB InBev, from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Patricio previously served as Vice President, Marketing at Philip Morris International Inc., an international tobacco company, from 1997 to 1999, as Global Marketing Director for The Coca-Cola Company, a global beverage company, from 1996 to 1997, and as Global Marketing Director at Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical and medical device company, from 1989 to 1995.
     
    • Mr. John T. Cahill

      Vice Chair
      Mr. Cahill brings to the Board extensive experience in the food and beverage industry, global leadership, operating, marketing, and product development experience.
       
      Experience
       
      Mr. Cahill has served on our Board as Vice Chair since July 2015, prior to which he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (“Kraft”) from 2014 to 2015. He previously served as Kraft’s Executive Chairman from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Cahill served as Executive Chairman Designate, North American Grocery of Mondelēz International, Inc., a food and beverage company and former parent of Kraft, in 2012. Prior to that, he served as Industrial Partner at Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity firm, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Cahill held various executive and senior financial positions with PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, and affiliates from 1989 to 2007. He has served as Lead Independent Director of American Airlines Group, an airline holding company, since 2013 and as a director at Colgate-Palmolive Company, a global consumer products company, since 2005. He previously served as a director of Kraft from 2012 to 2015 and Legg Mason, Inc., a financial services holding company, from 2010 to 2014.
       
    • Mr. John C. Pope

      Lead Director
      Mr. Pope brings to the Board extensive accounting and financial expertise, as well as valuable 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 has served as Chairman of PFI Group LLC, a financial management firm, since 1994. Previously, he held various executive roles in operations, finance, and marketing at United Airlines, a U.S.-based airline, and its parent, UAL Corporation, from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Pope has served as a director of Waste Management, Inc., a provider of comprehensive waste management services, since 1997 and as Chairman from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Pope has also served as a director of Talgo S.A., a railcar manufacturer, since 2015. Mr. Pope previously served as Chairman of the Board of R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a marketing and business communication company, from 1996 to February 2022, and as a director of Kraft Goods Group, Inc. from 2012 to 2015, Kraft Foods Inc. (now Mondelēz International, Inc.) from 2001 to 2012, Con-way, Inc., a multinational freight transportation and logistics company, from 2003 to 2015, and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a car rental company, from 1997 to 2012.
       
    • Mr. Gregory Abel

      Director
      Mr. Abel brings to the Board extensive experience in regulated industries and mergers and acquisitions, as well as valuable leadership, operational, financial, and international experience.
       
      Experience
       
      Mr. Abel has served on our Board since July 2015 and previously served on the H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation board from 2013 to 2015. Since January 2018, he has served as Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Operations and a director of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Abel has also served as Chairman of the board of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company (“BHEC”), a global holding company that owns diversified businesses engaged primarily in the energy industry since 2011. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BHEC from 2008 to January 2018 and as President from 1998 to January 2018. Mr. Abel previously served as a director of HomeServices of America Inc., a residential real estate services company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (previously Homeservices.com Inc.), from 1999 to October 2020.
       
      • Ms. Lori Dickerson Fouché

        Director
        Ms. Fouché brings to the Board seasoned financial expertise, deep experience in the financial services industry, and 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 and as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA Financial Solutions from August 2018 to June 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Fouché was with Prudential Financial, Inc. (“Prudential”), a financial services firm, where she served as Group Head of Individual Solutions from July 2017 to August 2018, President of Prudential Annuities from 2015 to July 2017, and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Group Insurance from 2014 to 2015. Ms. Fouché has served on the board of directors of Hippo Holdings Inc., and its predecessor Hippo Enterprises Inc., a property insurance company, since May 2021. She has also served as a director of Gusto Inc., a private payroll, benefits, and human resource management software provider since October 2021 and on the Princeton University Board of Trustees since September 2021 to present and from 2015 to June 2019.
         
      • Mr. Timothy Kenesey

        Director
        Mr. Kenesey brings to the Board important insights into creating long-term profitable growth, operations, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, and financial reporting.
         
        Experience
         
        Mr. Kenesey has served on our Board since January 2020. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of MedPro Group Inc., a healthcare liability insurance company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (“Berkshire Hathaway”), since 2001. He previously served as Senior Vice President of GE Insurance for General Electric Company (“General Electric”), an industrial technology company, in 2000 and as Global Business Development at GE Healthcare from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Kenesey was a Mergers & Acquisitions Manager of GE Healthcare at General Electric from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that, he was an attorney focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance at Sidley Austin, a global law firm, from 1993 to 1997 and an audit and tax accountant at KPMG LLP, an accounting firm, from 1989 to 1990. Mr. Kenesey has also served as the Chairman of Fechheimer Brothers, a public safety uniform and apparel company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, since 2007, and currently serves as a director and chairman of various other smaller Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiaries.
         
      • Ms. Alicia Knapp

        Director
        Ms. Knapp brings to the Board deep experience as a strategic leader, particularly in renewable energy and sustainability, and significant operational, risk management, and financial acumen.
         
        Experience
         
        Ms. Knapp has served on our Board since May 2022. She has been President and Chief Executive Officer of BHE Renewables, LLC (“BHE Renewables”), a renewable energy company and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (“Berkshire Hathaway”), since December 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Knapp was with MidAmerican Energy Company (“MidAmerican Energy”), an energy company providing electric and natural gas service and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, where she was Vice President, Renewable Generation from May 2020 to December 2020, Vice President, Gas Delivery from October 2018 to May 2020, and General Manager, Gas Operations from January 2018 to October 2018. Previously, she was with BHE Renewables as General Manager from August 2017 to January 2018 and Project Manager from 2012 to August 2017 and with MidAmerican Energy as Project Manager, Nuclear from 2010 to 2012 and in various roles in risk management and energy trading from 2001 to 2010.
         
      • Mr. Elio Leoni Sceti

        Director
        Mr. Leoni Sceti brings to the Board deep experience in the consumer goods sector, operations, marketing, product development, and disruptive and digital areas.
         
        Experience
         
        Mr. Leoni Sceti has served on our Board since May 2020. He has been the Co-Founder, Chief Crafter, and Chairman of The Craftory, a global investment house for purpose-driven CPG challenger brands, since May 2018. Since 2010, Mr. Leoni Sceti has also been an active investor in and advisor to early-stage tech companies. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Iglo Group, a frozen food company whose brands include Birds Eye, Findus, and Iglo, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Leoni Sceti was Chief Executive Officer of EMI Group, a global music company, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, he was with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, a home, health, and personal care products company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Head of the European Operations from 2006 to 2008, as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Global Head of Innovation from 2001 to 2005, and in various marketing and management roles from 1992 to 2001. Mr. Leoni Sceti has served as a director of Barry Callebaut AG, global chocolate and cocoa products manufacturer, since December 2017 and as an independent director of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company, since 2014. Mr. Leoni Sceti has also served as a director of LSG Holdings Limited, an investment management company, since 2011, as chairman of the UK Board of Room to Read, a charitable organization promoting education and gender equality, since April 2019, and as a trustee and a counsellor of One Young World, a global forum for young leaders from over 190 countries, since 2011. He also currently serves on the board of various portfolio companies of The Craftory.
         
      • Ms. Susan Mulder

        Director
        Ms. Mulder brings to the Board extensive experience in the consumer goods and retail sectors and direct-to-consumer e-commerce as well as knowledge of corporate governance and finance.
         
        Experience
         
        Ms. Mulder has served on our Board since May 2020. She has been Global Brand President at Timberland, an outdoor lifestyle brand and subsidiary of VF Corporation, an apparel, footwear, and accessories company, since April 2021. She has also served as an advisor with Equality Asset Management, a private equity firm, since July 2018. Ms. Mulder was previously Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nic & Zoe Co., a women’s apparel company, from 2012 to April 2021. She was a Senior Partner, specializing in marketing and organization, with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm from 1996 to 2012. Ms. Mulder served as a director of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. from 2014 to January 2022 and was a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Philanthropic Board of Advisors from 2005 to December 2021.
         
      • Mr. James Park

        Director
        Mr. Park brings to the Board deep expertise in technology and digital capabilities, as well as valuable experience in mergers and acquisitions and public company leadership.
         
        Experience
         
        Mr. Park has served on our Board since May 2022. He has been Vice President and General Manager, Fitbit at Google LLC (“Google”), a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., a global technology company, since February 2021. Prior to his role at Google, he was Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Fitbit, Inc. (“Fitbit”), a connected health and fitness company, from 2007 until its acquisition by Google in January 2021. He also served as Chairman of Fitbit from 2015 to January 2021. Previously, Mr. Park served as Director of Product Development at CNET Networks, Inc. (“CNET”), an online media company, from 2005 to 2007 and as President and Co-Founder of Wind-Up Labs, Inc., an online photo sharing company, from 2002 until its acquisition by CNET in 2005.
         

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