Rashida La Lande has been named global general counsel and corporate secretary of the Kraft Heinz Co. In her new role, she will oversee the company’s legal function, including corporate governance, transactions, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation and labor and employment.
Ms. La Lande joins Kraft Heinz from the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher L.L.P., where she is currently a partner. She brings 18 years of experience representing companies and private equity sponsors in the consumer products, retail, financial services and technology industries. She received a juris doctor from Columbia Law School and a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard College.
She replaces Jim Savina, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. During his five-year tenure, Mr. Savina held various legal leadership roles and played a part in the integration of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Co. in 2015.
By Monica Watrous
Source: Food Business News
Carlsberg has announced the departure of its chief financial officer (CFO), Heine Dalsgaard, after six years in the position. In a statement, Carlsberg said that Dalsgaard was resigning from the post to take up the role of CFO at a private equity-backed company in a different industry.
Kellogg will split into three independent companies to focus on the snack business, Reuters reported Tuesday. The snacking portfolio will comprise the main business, while the North America cereal unit and the plant-based business will be spun off. The company is also considering a sale of the plant-based business.
The snacks giant says the acquisition will help build on its commitment to “lead the future of snacking” in key geographies worldwide. Once the transaction is completed, Mondelēz will continue to operate the Clif Bar business from its headquarters in Emeryville, California. The snack giant will also continue to manufacture Clif Bars’ products, which include Clif Bar, Luna and Clif Kid, at its facilities in Idaho and Indiana.