Career at a Glance
Irene Rosenfeld was appointed Chairman of Kraft Foods in March 2007. She was named Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods in June 2006.
During her nearly 30 years with Kraft, Irene has held a number of positions, including:
- President, North American Businesses
- Group Vice President, Kraft Foods North America, and President, Operations, Technology, Information Systems, Kraft Foods Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico
- President, Kraft Canada
- Executive Vice President and General Manager, Desserts
- Marketing Director, Beverages
She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics, a Master of Science in Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University.
Five Facts From Irene
Childhood career ambition: President of the United States… really!
Favorite Kraft Foods product: I love so many of our products, but if I had to pick my favorite it would be Kraft macaroni and cheese, although Oreo cookies are high up on the list too.
Why I am passionate about my job:
It’s great to go to cocktail parties where everyone has an opinion about what you do. But I really enjoy figuring out why people behave the way they do and then using those insights to develop new products or build stronger relationships with our consumers.
Hobbies: I play the piano and enjoy rollerblading – preferably on recently paved paths.
Something that few people know about you: Growing up, I was extremely athletic – and very competitive. I played four varsity sports in high school and went to Cornell because they had a fabulous women’s athletic program (and the academics weren’t bad either).