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Irene Blecker Rosenfeld - CEO of Kraft Foods Inc.profile and biography.

Irene Rosenfeld, Business,

Irene Blecker Rosenfeld born (May 3, 1953) is the CEO of Kraft Foods Inc.
She was born in Brooklyn, and later brought up in Westbury on Long Island to parents Seymour and Joan Blecker, a young Jewish couple. Her father’s parents were Romanian Jews, her mother’s grandparents - German Jews.
In 2004, Rosenfeld was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where she focused on promoting healthy products.
Rosenfeld was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods in June 2006. She was appointed to the additional post of Chairman in March 2007, following Altria Group’s spin-off of Kraft. Rosenfeld has worked for 25 years in the food and beverage industry. Her first job was at Dancer Fitzgerald Sample advertising agency in New York and she later joined General Foods in consumer research.
Rosenfeld is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Cornell University Board of Trustees.
She holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Statistics, an MBA, and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Cornell University. In 2008 she was placed sixth on The Wall Street Journal's "50 Women to Watch" list. In 2009, Forbes ranked her the 6th most powerful woman.#
October 2010, Forbes rated Rosenfeld 2nd on the top 10 most powerful women.
In 2009 alone, Rosenfeld earned total compensation of above $26 million.
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