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Board of Directors

  • Mr. Alexandre Behring

    Mr. Behring has served on our Board as Chairman since June 2015 and previously served as Chairman of the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Behring is a Founding Partner and has been Managing Partner and a board member of 3G Capital, a global investment firm, since 2004. He also has served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Restaurant Brands International Inc. ("RBI"), the parent company of Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons, quick service restaurant companies, since December 2014. Previously, he had 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 AB InBev, 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. Behring’s extensive leadership experience in developing and operating both public and private companies brings an important perspective and ability to lead and motivate. Mr. Behring’s particular qualifications and operational, financial, logistics, and strategic skills strengthen the Board’s collective knowledge and capabilities.
  • Mr. John T. Cahill

    Vice Chairman
    Mr. Cahill has served on our Board as Vice Chairman since July 2015, prior to which he had served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft since December 2014. Mr. Cahill previously served as Kraft’s nonexecutive Chairman from March 2014 to December 2014. Prior to that, he 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. 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. Mr. Cahill brings global leadership, operating, marketing and product development experience, as well as insight into corporate governance, accounting, and financial subjects.
  • Mr. John C. Pope

    Lead Director
    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. 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 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 and Sons Co. 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, and Navistar International Corporation.
    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.
  • Mr. Gregory Abel

    Mr. Abel has served on our Board since June 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Since January 2018, Mr. Abel has served as Vice Chairman, Non-Insurance Operations and director of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., a diversified holding company. Mr. Abel is Executive Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company. He previously served as Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company since 2011 and 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 of HomeServices of America, Inc., a residential real estate brokerage firm, as director and Vice Chairman of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, Inc., a managing general agent for a mutual insurance company, and as director for AEGIS London, which operated AEGIS' Syndicate 1225 at Lloyd's of London.
    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.
  • Mr. Joao M. Castro-Neves

    Joao M. 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, AB InBev's North American unit, 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 has 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 RBI.
    The Board has elected Mr. Castro-Neves because of his extensive experience in the consumer goods industry in his various positions with AB InBev as well as his public company directorship experience at RBI. In addition, when electing him, the Board considered his knowledge of strategy, finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and business development.
  • Mr. Timothy Kenesey

    Timothy Kenesey, 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. 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.
  • Mr. Jorge Paulo Lemann

    Mr. Lemann has served on our Board since June 2015 and previously served on the Heinz board from June 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Lemann is a Founding Partner and has been a board member of 3G Capital since 2004. Mr. Lemann founded and was Senior Partner of Banco de Investimentos Garantia S.A. in Brazil from 1971 through June 1998. He was also Chairman of the Latin American Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and formerly a director of AB InBev. Mr. Lemann has been a member of JP Morgan International Council since 2012.
    Mr. Lemann has experience as a director of a consumer products company and has strong international experience in the beverage industry. He also has broad knowledge of strategy, financial, investing, and business development.
  • Mr. Elio Leoni Sceti

    Elio Leoni Sceti 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 on 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.
    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.
  • Ms. Susan Mulder

    Susan Mulder 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.
    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. In addition, when nominating her, the Board considered her knowledge of corporate governance and finance.
  • Mr. Alexandre Van Damme

    Alexandre Van Damme has served on our Board since April 2018 and has served as a member of the board of RBI 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 AB InBev 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 its subsidiary Keurig Green Mountain through May 2018. 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.
  • Mr. George Zoghbi

    George Zoghbi has served on our Board since April 2018. Mr. Zoghbi has served as CEO of Arnott's Biscuits Ltd., an Australian snack and biscuit maker, since March 1, 2020. He also serves as Special Advisor at Kraft Heinz, a role to which he transitioned 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 Mondelez 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.

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