Klaus Hofmann, Chief Procurement Officer, KraftHeinz

Klaus is currently CPO at KraftHeinz operating out of their global centre of excellence in Amsterdam. He joined Heinz early 2014 as SVP global procurement after the business had been taken private by 3G and Berkshire. Klaus built the global procurement organisation and subsequently led the integration of Kraft in 2016. Under his leadership the function was fundamental in achieving best in class EBITDA margin and cash generation results in the food and beverage industry.

Prior to this, he spent 14 years in Reckitt Benckiser as SVP global procurement, having joined the organisation in 2000, when RB was created. He established a global procurement organisation, which has been a major contributor to the outstanding overall business success and which was regarded as a benchmark in the industry.

Klaus holds a Business/IT degree and started his career in Mars initially working in Germany. During his 17 years with Mars he held various senior leadership roles in procurement, supply chain and HR across various countries.

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