Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs
Kraft Foods Inc.
Topic: "Your career, Your terms"
Date: April 9, 2009
Perry Yeatman started her career in the agency world, spending nearly 15 years with leading global communications firms. In 2000, Perry moved Ã¢â‚¬Å“in-houseÃ¢â‚¬Â� as a Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Unilever in North America. Today, Ms. Yeatman is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for Kraft Foods. In this role she is a key advisor to CEO Irene Rosenfeld and one of the company's top 50 executives worldwide.
Perry's Corporate Affairs expertise is further enhanced by her breadth of international experience and in-depth understanding of business and leadership. From 1990-2000, Ms. Yeatman worked in more than 50 countries and lived in 4 regions - based first in Singapore, then Russia, then the UK and finally back in North America. In her various roles, she has served not only as a senior marketing communications and corporate affairs counselor but also as a General Manager.
In 2005, Perry also served as an adjunct professor, teaching courses on globalization, ethics and diversity.
Outside of work, Perry is the award winning co-author of Get Ahead by Going Abroad, from Harper Collins and a featured blogger on The Huffington Post. She also serves on the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA.