Kraft Heinz Executive Team (KHX)
Carlos Abrams-Rivera has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Heinz Company and a member of the Board of Directors since December 2023. Previously, he served as President of Kraft Heinz between August and December 2023. He also was Executive Vice President and President, North America from December 2021 to August 2023, and U.S. Zone President from February 2020 to December 2021. In both roles, he was responsible for leading operations for the Company’s largest zone.
Before joining Kraft Heinz, Carlos was the Executive Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks at Campbell Soup Company (Campbell) from May 2019 to February 2020. He served as Senior Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks from April 2018 to May 2019, President, Campbell Snacks from March 2018 to April 2018, and President, Pepperidge Farm from 2015 to March 2018. Prior to Campbell, he was at Mondelēz International (Mondelēz), where he served as President, Gum and Candy – Latin America in 2015; President, Mondelēz Mexico from 2013 to 2015; Senior Vice President, Global Beverages in 2013; and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy from 2011 to 2013.
Before Mondelēz, Carlos held a broad range of other roles and management positions at Kraft Foods Group, Inc. from 1998 to 2010.
Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Andre Maciel is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. He is responsible for the Company’s global accounting, treasury, tax, internal audit, budget and business planning, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, global business services, and Global Center of Excellence functions.
Andre has been with Kraft Heinz since the merger in July 2015 and has held several leadership roles, including most recently as Senior Vice President, U.S. Chief Financial Officer and Head of Digital Transformation from September 2019 to March 2022. He was also Managing Director, Continental Europe from January 2019 to August 2019, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. from September 2017 to January 2019, and Head of U.S. Commercial Finance from July 2015 to September 2017.
Prior to Kraft Heinz, Andre served as Head of U.S. Commercial Finance for the H.J. Heinz Holding Corporation.
Andre holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Universidade de São Paulo as well as an MBA from INSEAD.
Rashida La Lande
Rashida La Lande has been the Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, and Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer at The Kraft Heinz Company since December 2021. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Global General and Head of ESG (formerly CSR) and Government Affairs from October 2018 to December 2021 and Corporate Secretary from January 2018 to May 2022. She joined Kraft Heinz as Senior Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2018, and her responsibilities expanded to include leadership of the Company’s Environmental Social Governance (ESG), formerly Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Global Government Affairs functions in October 2018.
Before joining Kraft Heinz, Rashida was a partner at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she practiced as a partner from 2007 to January 2018 and as an associate from 2000 to 2007, advising corporations and their Boards of Directors in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity deals, and joint ventures. She began her legal career as an associate at Chadbourne & Parke LLP from 1998 to 2000.
Rashida holds a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in New York City.
Marcos Eloi Lima
Marcos Eloi Lima is the Chief Procurement Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. He joined Kraft Heinz in 2019 and is responsible for leading the Company’s procurement organization globally.
Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Eloi spent 20 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) serving in various leadership roles within the company’s procurement and sustainability function. He was most recently based in Mexico, where as Procurement and Sustainability Vice President he led the company's integration with the SABMiller business in Latin America as part of ABI's Middle Americas Zone.
Eloi holds a bachelor's degree in Financial Accounting from Catholic University of Salvador, and an MBA from BSP, both in Brazil.
Flavio Torres has been Executive Vice President and Global Chief Supply Chain Officer since December 2021. Previously, he served as Head of Global Operations from January 2020 to December 2021. He is responsible for the Company's global operations organization, including all areas of manufacturing, logistics, and quality.
Before joining Kraft Heinz, Flavio was Vice President Supply Global at Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev) from 2017 to 2019. Previously, he was with Companhia de Bebidas das Americas S.A. (Ambev), a Brazilian brewing company and predecessor of AB InBev, from 1994 to 2016. He joined as a Global Management trainee and took on increasing responsibilities, serving as a Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Director, Plant Manager, Regional Supply Director, and Zone Brewery Support Director, and eventually serving the company as Supply Chain Vice President from 2014 to 2016.
Flavio holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He received a master's degree in Economics at Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.
Melissa Werneck is the Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company. She oversees the Company's global Human Resources function, which leads talent management and talent acquisition, leadership development, total rewards and recognition, engagement, learning and diversity, inclusion and belonging. She has served in this capacity since August 2016. Previously, she was Head of Global Human Resources, Performance and Information Technology from 2015 to 2016.
Before the Kraft Heinz merger in 2015, Melissa served as Head of Global Human Resources, Performance and Information Technology at H. J. Heinz Company from 2013 to 2015. Before Heinz, Melissa worked at América Latina Logística S.A. (ALL), where she served as Chief People Officer & Performance Management Vice President from 2010 to 2013, People & Performance Management Senior Director from 2009 to 2010, and as People & Performance Management Senior Manager from 2007 to 2008.
Melissa holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and an MBA from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro.