Ms. Betsy D. Holden Biography
Ms. Betsy D. Holden
Ms. Holden has been a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting company, since April 2007, leading strategy, marketing and board effectiveness initiatives for clients in consumer goods, pharma, medical products and financial services. Prior to that, Ms. Holden spent 25 years in marketing and line positions in consumer goods. From 2001 to 2003, she was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods and from 2000 to 2003, she was Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods North America. Additional positions at Kraft included President, Global Marketing and Category Development and Executive Vice President, with oversight of operations, IT, procurement, research and development, and marketing services, as well as multiple business unit President and line management assignments. Under her leadership, Kraft was a food industry leader in sales force excellence, new product successes and marketing and digital innovation. While at Kraft, Ms. Holden led the successful acquisition and integration of Nabisco Group Holdings and the subsequent initial public offering of the company. Ms. Holden serves on the executive committees of the Duke University Board of Trustees and the Global Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management. She serves on the Board of Directors for Western Union Company as the Chair of its Compensation Committee and as a member of its Audit Committee and on the Board of Directors of National Retail Properties, Inc. as a member of its Compensation Committee and its Audit Committee. Ms. Holden is also President of the Off the Street Club Board and on the Board of Directors of Chicago High School for the Arts. Ms. Holden previously served on the boards of Diageo plc, Catamaran Corporation, Kraft Foods, Tupperware, Tribune Company and Time Inc.