People: Nestle SA (NESN.VX)
23 Dec 2014
Ms. Ann M. Veneman, J.D., has been Member of the Board of Directors at Nestle SA since 2011. She is Member of the Nomination Committee at the Company. An attorney by training, Ms. Veneman was Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 2001 to 2005. She then served a five-year term as the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Earlier in her career she was in various positions in the USDA and also served four years as the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. She is currently Member of the Boards of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, the Close Up Foundation, Malaria No More, and 4-H. She is also Co-Chair of Mothers Day is Every Day and on a number of advisory boards including BRAC, The Chicago Council Global Agriculture Development Initiative, and the Bipartisan Policy Council Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative. She is Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission. Ms. Veneman also serves as Member of the Nestle Creating Shared Value Advisory Board, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of California, obtained in 1970 and 1971 respectively, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, obtained in 1976.
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