Ann Fudge has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008. She qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Compensation Committee; the Governance, Nomination and Corporate Responsibilities Committee; and the Risk Committee.
Ms. Fudge is chair of the United States Program Advisory Panel of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and chair of Boston-based WGBH Public Media. She is also a non-executive director of Northrop Grumman Corporation in the US, a member of the visiting committee of Harvard Business School in the US, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She served as a non-executive director of Unilever, London and Rotterdam, from 2009 to 2018, and as vice chairman and senior independent director of Unilever from 2015 to 2018. Additionally, she was a board member of General Electric Co. in the US from 1999 to 2015.
Ms. Fudge received her bachelor’s degree from Simmons College in the US and her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She is former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, New York. Before that, she served as president of the Beverages, Desserts and Post Division of Kraft Foods Inc.