Heinz ketchup maker Kraft Heinz said on Friday 3G Capital partner and Goldman Sachs alum David Knopf, 29, would replace Paulo Basilio as its chief financial officer, starting in October.
Kraft Heinz , backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett and private equity firm 3G Capital, also said Basilio would become president of its U.S. business, while Chief Operating Officer George Zoghbi will transition to a strategic adviser role. The leadership changes come as the global food giant tries to reignite growth, Bloomberg reports. Earlier this year Kraft Heinz and other big food makers blamed soft sales on declining interest in packaged foods in the U.S.
Knopf, 29, currently the vice president and category head of Kraft Heinz ‘s Planters nuts business, has worked with 3G Capital on mergers involving companies such as Burger King and H.J. Heinz Co. 3G Capital orchestrated the Heinz and Kraft Foods Inc. merger back in 2015.
Consumer behaviors and preferences are evolving rapidly. With macro shifts in society, inflation and food supply challenges set to profoundly influence how people consume food and beverages, Givaudan is exploring what the world of dairy alternatives will look like in the coming decade.
After nearly three decades with AFI, Andersen is leaving to pursue a different career path “to work on diverse projects and explore opportunities to serve as board member”. Serving as CEO since 2010, Andersen joined AFI in 1994, initially overseeing applications and R&D. Over the years, he has maintained a strong focus on the whey business.
The Kraft Heinz Company has introduced five new members to its executive leadership team, who will collaborate with Carlos Abrams-Rivera upon assuming the CEO role in 2024. Pedro Navio will assume the position of North America president at the beginning of next year. In addition, Willem Brandt, Bruno Keller, Cory Onell and Diana Frost will join Abrams-Rivera and Navio on the executive leadership team.