Ann M. Fudge

Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director, Unilever NV, PLC

Ann Fudge is the vice chairman and senior independent director of Unilever NV and PLC, a global network of health and wellbeing brands.

Formerly, Ms. Fudge was the chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, prior to which she 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 Panel 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.