Roger Deromedi is Non-Executive Chairman of Pinnacle Foods, a publicly traded food company with a majority ownership by The Blackstone Group private equity. Pinnacle’s brands include Birdseye frozen vegetables, Duncan Hines cake mixes and Vlasic pickles. Mr. Deromedi also provides advisory services to Blackstone and other private equity firms regarding food and beverages. He has more than 35 years of experience in the global food industry and was previously the CEO of Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company at the time. During his career at Kraft, Mr. Deromedi held a number of leadership positions including Co-CEO of Kraft Foods; President and CEO of Kraft Foods International; President of the company’s Asia Pacific business; President of Kraft Western Europe, based in Zurich and Area Director of the company’s businesses in France, Iberia and Benelux, based in Paris. Previously, he led Kraft’s cheese and specialty products businesses in the United States. He began his career with General Foods, a predecessor company to Kraft, in 1977. Mr. Deromedi earned a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1977 and a BA in economics and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 1975.