Ann M. Fudge

Ann Fudge is the retired chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to Young & Rubicam Brands, Ms. Fudge served as president of the Beverages, Desserts and Post Division, a $5 billion unit of Kraft Foods. She served on the management committee and has managed many businesses including Maxwell House Coffee, Gevalia Kaffe, Kool Aid, Crystal Light, Post cereals, Jell-O desserts, and Altoids. Before joining General Foods, she spent nine years at General Mills. She serves as chair of the U.S. Programs Advisory Board of the Gates Foundation, as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Brookings Institution, and as a member of the finance committee of the Corporation of Harvard University. She also serves on the board of directors of General Electric, Novartis, Unilever, and Infosys. She is based in Chestnut Hill, MA.