Katharina Stenholm joined Danone in 2017 as senior vice president, chief cycles and procurement officer responsible for the global procurement function and the nature sustainability team.
Prior to Danone, Katharina was global CPO at SABMiller where she built and led the SABMiller global procurement organisation and oversaw the successful transition of the team to AB Inbev.
Katharina has a strong background in research, business development, marketing & sales and leadership, including prior roles as commercial director for Viking Malt Ltd and group CEO of Polttimo Group Ltd.
She is a proven change leader with strategic vision. Challenging and resilient by nature, Katharina is an effective and motivating influencer and energising builder of high performing teams.
Originally from Finland, Katharina holds a Doctorate of technology in biotechnology and a Masters in chemical engineering from Helsinki University of Technology.