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.