Appointed to critical leadership positions, Helen Davis, Rebecca Dunphey, and Simon Laroche join the company from external and internal positions to further Kraft Heinz Company’s transformation journey and reflects its commitment to driving long-term sustainable growth with best-in-class talent.
“The addition of Helen, Rebecca and Simon to the North America leadership team is a huge step in our growth agenda. Each brings world-class talent, and I’m confident this empowered team will help us drive our unique Kraft Heinz Company culture and create a space to innovate, strengthen our competitive advantages, and unlock our power of one team harnessing greatness,” said Carlos Abrams-Rivera, North America Zone President for Kraft Heinz Company.
Helen Davis, SVP and Head of North America Operations
Joining Kraft Heinz Company after nearly three years at Unilever, Helen Davis has more than 25 years of experience leading operations and supply chains for top-level CPG companies across diverse geographies. In her new role as SVP and Head of North America Operations Davis will lean on her experience to lead Kraft Heinz Company through challenging supply chain environments and modernise her team with new tools, structure, and innovation.
Other companies that Davis has worked for include The Coca-Cola Company, RB, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., and o9 Solutions.
Rebecca Dunphey, SVP and President of Fresh, Beverages and Desserts
Rebecca Dunphey’s career spans more than 20 years working for the likes of Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and The Clorox Company. Dunphey in her new role as SVP and President of Fresh, Beverages and Desserts, will bring her experience working in progressive global leadership positions, delivering transformational results, positive growth, innovation, communication, and brand development.
Simon Laroche SVP, President of Canada and North America Coffee
For nearly half a decade, Simon Laroche joined Kraft Heinz Company in 2018 as CEO (Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan - ANJ). Returning to his home country of Canada, Larocheis taking on the role of SVP and President of Canada and the North America Coffee Business. He will bring more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to his new role.
“I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be returning home to lead Kraft Heinz Canada and the company’s North America Coffee Business. It’s been an incredible experience overseeing our Kraft Heinz teams in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan, and I couldn’t be prouder of the progress we’ve made on our transformation journey. Excited for this next chapter at The Kraft Heinz Company and looking forward to working with our great North America and Canadian teams as we continue on our path to lead the future of food,” said Laroche on his appointment.