Kerry’s global executive team is responsible for the leadership, control and long-term development of the taste and nutrition business. Together with regional leadership, the team has led the continuous evolution of the company and established Kerry as a global leader in the food, beverage and pharma industries.
Gerry Behan | President & CEO
John Savage | President & CEO, Kerry Asia, Middle East and Africa
Michael O’Neill | President & CEO, Kerry North America
Malcolm joined Kerry as a Graduate Accountant from Dublin City University in 1988. He spent three years in the U.S. as Plant Controller and Corporate Commercial Controller before his promotion to Finance Director for Kerry Mexico and then to Finance Director for Kerry South America in 1998. In 2003, Malcolm was appointed President of Kerry’s LATAM business and served in that role for 13 years. He returned to Ireland in 2016 after being appointed President & CEO of Kerry’s EMEA region.
Malcolm speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and believes strongly that to understand consumer demand in a region, one must to delve into the culture and be truly able to bring local insight to our customers.
John joined Kerry in 2002 from Deloitte Ireland, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He spent three years in the US in Plant and Commercial Finance roles before he was transferred to Mexico as Commercial Finance Manager in 2005. He was promoted to Finance Director for Latin America in 2007 and later appointed Chief Operating Officer for the region.
In 2013, he was appointed President for the Dairy & Culinary business in LATAM. Following Kerry’s acquisition of Baltimore Spice in 2015, he relocated to Costa Rica as Interim General Manager for the Central America sub region. He now serves as President of Kerry LATAM. John graduated from the University College Cork, speaks English and Spanish and lives in Queretaro, Mexico.
Khaled joined Kerry’s U.S. Dairy R&D team as part of the Graduate Programme in 1996 after earning his Ph.D in Food Engineering from The Ohio State University. In his early years at Kerry, he held senior R&D leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada. In 2009, Khaled was promoted to Senior Vice President for R&D for North America and played a key role in the development of Kerry’s first Technology & Innovation Centre in Beloit, Wisconsin.
After relocating to Ireland in 2012, Khaled was instrumental developing the Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Naas and building a global R&D team to leverage Kerry’s innovation and technology capabilities. He relocated to Singapore in 2014 to lead the Asia-Pacific R&D function while maintaining his Global CTO role.
Albert joined Kerry in 1993 as an R&D scientist in the Dairyland Group, after earning a PhD in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. In the two-plus decades since, Albert has held senior leadership roles with Kerry in North America and Europe. After leading companywide innovation as Chief Innovation Officer, he was named Global Chief Technology Officer in 2018. In this position, Albert serves as the global executive for RD&A and innovation across all of Kerry, including taste, FI&A, integrated systems , sensory, analytical and regulatory.
Following early successes in his career with Kerry, Albert relocated to France to assume a sales director role for Kerry’s fruit preparation business . The subsequent years held a number of new positions with Kerry for Albert, including Managing Director and later CEO of Kerry’s Sweet and Fruit division. Albert served as CEO of Kerry Europe, Middle East and Africa before being appointed Chief Technology Officer for Kerry’s global Functional Ingredients & Actives business. In 2016, Albert was appointed Chief Innovation Officer for Kerry’s global Taste & Nutrition business, where he was responsible for driving Kerry’s innovation programme by leveraging the company’s taste, nutrition and general wellness capabilities.
Alan joined Kerry’s Graduate Programme in 2000, coming on board as a Taxation Accountant for Kerry Europe. Following a series of promotions and international moves, he stepped into his most recent role, Global Chief Operating Officer, in 2018. From Kerry’s North America headquarters, Alan serves as global executive for Kerry functions including process manufacturing; quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE); engineering; supply chain and customer care.
Alan’s early career with Kerry was spent in a series of finance positions in Ireland. He relocated to the U.S. in 2004, working across several businesses and functions before ultimately becoming Business Unit Vice President for Finance and Supply Chain. In 2012, he was named Vice President & General Manager of Lipids, Emulsifiers and Texturant Systems for North America. In 2013 he moved to Shanghai as Vice President & General Manager of Kerry Ingredients and Flavours in China and in 2014, he was named Chief Operating Officer of Kerry Asia Pacific.
Shane joined Kerry in 1999 as a Finance Graduate. Since then, he has held a number of senior finance positions for Kerry across Europe and North America, including his most recent promotion, to Global Chief Financial Officer, Taste & Nutrition. Shane provides executive leadership across the following areas: commercial and technology performance management; pricing, margin and risk management; operations and supply chain performance management; strategic and capital investment; and leadership of the finance function including talent development.
Andy joined Kerry in 1991 as Marketing Manager for North America, having
earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Michigan State University. Since
then, he has held various leadership roles in sales, marketing and
general management including President of Kerry’s Seasonings &
Foodservice business from 2001-2006, and President of North America’s
Beverage business from 2007-2010.
In 2012, Andy joined Kerry’s Global Executive Team when he took on his current role as Chief Marketing Officer.
Robert joined Kerry in 2011 as Global Programme Director of the 1Kerry Transformation Programme. In that role he led the establishment of the KerryExcel Programme, implementing Kerry’s global operating model and driving savings and efficiencies.
Since then, Robert has held senior roles in strategy and marketing in our North America and our global Functional Ingredients and Actives Businesses. He led the development of the Nutrition Discovery Centre in our Global Technology and Innovation Centre in Naas and the Taste and Nutrition Discovery Center in our North America headquarters in Beloit, Wisconsin. Robert was named Global Chief Strategy & Planning Officer in 2017.
Prior to joining Kerry, Robert worked as a management consultant for almost six years with McKinsey & Company based in London and Dublin. He also held several leadership positions in the energy and telecom sectors with Shell and KPN/TNO while living in the Netherlands. Robert holds a PhD in physics from Trinity College, Dublin.