Rafael Oliveira has served as Executive Vice President and President, International Markets for The Kraft Heinz Company since December 2021 and served as International Zone President from July 2019 to December 2021. In these roles, he is responsible for leading all business operations for the Company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific, and Latin America. He previously served as Zone President of EMEA from 2016 to June 2019 and served briefly as Managing Director of Kraft Heinz UK & Ireland in 2016. Rafa joined Kraft Heinz in 2014 as President of Kraft Heinz Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea and served in that role until 2016.
Before joining the Company, Rafa spent more than 15 years in the financial industry, including holding positions at Goldman Sachs in Emerging Markets from 2010 to 2014 and in Structured Products Sales from 2004 to 2010, and as an Equity Research Analyst at Banco BBA Creditanstalt from 1999 to 2002, and Banco Icatu from 1996 to 1999.
Rafa earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.