Speaker Dirk VAN DE PUT
Dirk Van de Put is President and CEO, and a Director, of McCain Foods Limited. He is also a Director of Mattel Inc., the world’s largest toy company. Additionally he is a Director of the Consumer Goods Forum.
McCain Foods is one of the world’s leading food companies and the largest potato processing company and also markets frozen snacks, vegetables, complete meals and fruits. McCain Foods employs 17,000 people and operates 41 manufacturing facilities on six continents, generating annual revenues in excess of $7.5 billion.
Before joining McCain he was President of the Global OTC Division of Novartis Inc. Prior to Novartis Dirk spent more than a decade with Groupe Danone, ultimately holding the position of President of the Americas Division.
Dirk graduated with a degree of Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ghent, Belgium and obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Business at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.