Zone President EMEA
The Kraft Heinz Company
Rafael Oliveira is the zone president of Europe, Middle East and Africa for The Kraft Heinz Company, the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company. Rafael joined Kraft Heinz in 2014 as president of Kraft Heinz Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, where he built a winning team, strengthened the company culture and led an impressive turnaround in business performance. In 2016 Rafa was appointed managing director of Kraft Heinz UK & Ireland and later the same year, was promoted to zone president of Kraft Heinz Europe.
With 20 years of experience delivering excellent results, Rafa has previously held various senior leadership positions within Goldman Sachs Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities division. He spent 10 years with Goldman Sachs between London and Hong Kong.
Rafa started his career in equity research in Brazil after earning an IMBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro.