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Kraft Heinz Names Carlos Abrams-Rivera as Next CEO

The Kraft Heinz Company, which is co-headquartered in Chicago and Pittsburgh, announced that Carlos Abrams-Rivera has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board, effective January 1, 2024.

Until then, Abrams-Rivera will continue in his role as President of the North America Zone with the added responsibilities of becoming President of Kraft Heinz. Abrams-Rivera will take over as CEO from Miguel Patricio, who has served as the Company’s CEO since 2019 and Chair of the Board since 2022.

“Carlos is the best person to lead the next phase of the company’s transformation,” said Miguel Patricio, CEO and Chair of the Board. “His strategic and innovative mindset is ideal to continue to propel Kraft Heinz forward on our path to greatness.”

That path includes a more than $400 million investment to build one of the largest automated CPG distribution centers in North America, which will be developed by Trammell Crow Company in DeKalb, Illinois.


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