Kellogg Co.’s board of directors has elected John A. Bryant, the company’s President and CEO, as Chairman of the board effective July 1, 2014. Current Chairman James M. Jenness will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
Bryant has been a member of the company’s board of directors since July 2010. He has been President and CEO since January 2011. Bryant joined Kellogg in 1998. Prior to becoming CEO, he held a variety of key senior leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer, President of Kellogg North America, President of Kellogg International, and Chief Operating Officer.
“John has a deep understanding of all aspects of Kellogg Co.’s business and a clear vision of how we will deliver on our strategy and grow our business around the world,” said Jenness. “His election to Chairman demonstrates the board’s confidence in his leadership.”
Bryant succeeds Jenness, who has worked with and for Kellogg Co. for 40 years. He has been a Kellogg Co. board member since 2000. Jenness also served as the company’s CEO from February 2005 until Dec. 31, 2006. Prior to joining Kellogg, Jenness was Co-founder and CEO of Integrated Merchandising Systems LLC, and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Leo Burnett Co.