Timothy (Tim) McLevish is chairman of Kraft Foods' Project Management Office, which is responsible for planning the separation of Kraft Foods into two dynamic, independent companies – a $16-billion North American Grocery business and a $32-billion Global Snacks business – late in 2012.
Tim joined Kraft Foods in October 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, leading the company's financial operations, including accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, audit and investor relations. He assumed his current role in August 2011.
Prior to Kraft Foods, Tim was Senior Vice President and CFO at Ingersoll-Rand, an $11-billion global, diversified industrial products and services firm. He joined the Mead Corporation in 1987, and during his 15 years there held numerous finance, administration and leadership roles, including Vice President and General Manager, Zellerbach Division; Vice President, Financial Resources and Administration for Mead Data Central; President and General Manager, Specialty Paper Division; and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer; and Vice President and CFO. Tim began his career at General Mills, where he held accounting and transportation systems roles.
Tim serves on the Board of Directors of Kennametal Inc., a global supplier of tooling, engineering components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and is a certified public accountant.