Career at a Glance
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Phil was appointed Senior Vice President Supply Chain Kraft Foods Europe in March 2011, with responsibility for Procurement, Manufacturing, and Customer Service & Logistics for the organization’s European business.
Prior to this he held the role of Vice President Supply Chain Coffee from 2010, which brought him back to Zurich after 12 years working overseas.
Phil joined Kraft Foods in 1991 in Zurich as an analyst in Operations Controlling. He held various positions in FP&A in Zurich until he moved to Italy in 1997 as Business unit Controller. In 1999 he was appointed Customer Service and Logistics Director for the Italian business, and was promoted to Vice President Finance & Strategy Kraft International Operations from 2000-2003, a London-based position.
Following this role he was appointed Vice President Finance & Strategy Kraft Latin America, based in Miami, US, a role he held until 2005 when he relocated to Chicago to become Senior Vice President Finance Kraft Foods International. For three years Phil ran Finance for all four regions of Kraft International: EU, CEEMA, LA and AP. During this period he was also on the Advisory Board of project Catalyst, Kraft Foods’ global SAP platform, and was a member of the LU acquisition team heading Finance on the Steering Committee. In this role Phil established the strategic framework of the European Operating Company structure.
Prior to returning to Europe in 2010, Phil was Area Director and General Manager of Kraft Goods’ business in India, ASEAN, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In this role, which was based in Singapore, he brought together the Kraft and LU businesses and grew our Tang, Oreo and Biskuat brands.
Phil graduated from Keele University, UK, with a joint honours degree in Geology and Management.