At the beginning of 2024 on January 1, The Kraft Heinz Company will be welcoming a new Chief Executive Officer to its ranks. The current Executive Vice President and President of the North America Zone, Carlos Abrams-Rivera, has been named as CEO and a member of the Board, taking over from Miguel Patricio, who will transition to the role of Non-Executive Chair of the Board.
“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as the new CEO of Kraft Heinz. I would like to thank Miguel for his mentorship, all he has done to rekindle the spirit of Kraft Heinz and our culture, and for his partnership, now and in the future,” stated Abrams-Rivera. “I would also like to thank the Board of Directors for placing its trust in me. Finally, to the thousands of colleagues across Kraft Heinz that have welcomed and trusted me, I am excited to go into a bright future together.”
In his role as EVP and President of the North America Zone, Abrams-Rivera has successfully overseen the company’s United States and Canadian operations, a press release explained.
Patricio, who will be stepping down from the CEO role in January, commented on the appointment.
“Carlos is the best person to lead the next phase of the company’s transformation,” said Patricio. “His strategic and innovative mindset is ideal to continue to propel Kraft Heinz forward on our path to greatness. Since joining Kraft Heinz in 2020, he has consistently delivered strong results in the North American retail and Away From Home businesses. Carlos’ experience in both developed and emerging markets complements our ambition for growth. I feel privileged to entrust Carlos with the leadership of this great company, and I am confident that Kraft Heinz is poised for more growth in the years to come.”
Patricio will transition to a new role as Non-Executive Chair of the Board. He has led Kraft Heinz through a period of fundamental change in consumer trends, unprecedented business and global challenges, and consistent periods of top and bottom-line growth.
“We are extremely grateful for Miguel’s leadership over the past four years. He has a deep understanding of marketing and consumers, which was instrumental to the Company’s turnaround,” said Jack Pope, Lead Director of the Board.
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