Sara Lee Hires New CFO of North American Business
Ms Henry will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities for the North American business.
Ms Henry will serve as CFO for Sara Lee after the spin-off of the International Coffee and Tea business which is expected to complete in spring 2012. She will also lead the accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, financial shared services and IT functions after the spin-off.
Prior to joining Sara Lee, Ms Henry served as executive vice president and CFO of Culligan International and led the finance organization as well as IT, strategy and business development.
Prior to Culligan, Ms Henry was CFO for Vastera, a global trade management solutions company, held various financial and strategic leadership positions for private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Riceâ€™s portfolio companies and served as CFO for US Office Products.
Ms Henry also served as vice president, investor relations for Wang Global, and began her career at General Electric.
CJ Fraleigh said: â€œMaria is a true asset to our leadership team. Sheâ€™s an experienced, results-oriented finance executive who has worked with large multinational organizations and small and mid-sized companies, both public and private. I expect her to quickly contribute to our business as we continue to prepare for our debut as a stand-alone, publicly-traded company.â€
In May 2011, Sara Lee Corporation has hired Robin Jansen as vice president of investor relations.
Sara Lee is a global manufacturer and marketer of brand-name products for consumers globally focused primarily on the meats, bakery, beverage and household products categories. Its operations are organized around five business segments: North American Retail, North American Fresh Bakery, North American Foodservice, International Beverage and International Bakery.
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