Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld

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Irene Blecker Rosenfeld (born May 3, 1953) is the Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods.

Early life and education

Rosenfeld was born in Brooklyn, and later brought up in Westbury, New York to parents Seymour and Joan Blecker, a young Jewish couple. Her father’s parents were Romanian Jews, her mother’s grandparents were German Jews. She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics, an MBA, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Cornell University.

Career

Rosenfeld has worked for 25 years in the food and beverage industry. Her first job was at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample advertising agency in New York and she later joined General Foods in consumer research.

In 2004, Rosenfeld was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where she focused on promoting healthy products.

Rosenfeld was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods in June 2006. She was appointed to the additional post of Chairman in March 2007, following Altria Group’s spin-off of Kraft.

In 2008 she was placed sixth on The Wall Street Journal's "50 Women to Watch" list. In 2009, Forbes ranked her the 6th most powerful woman., peoplestar.co.uk, Retrieved on 2010-10-11.

Rosenfeld is a member of the Economic Club...
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