Ann M. Fudge
Young and Rubicam Brands
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership
Ann Fudge is the former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to that, Fudge served as president of the Beverages, Desserts, and Post Division, a $5 billion unit of Kraft Foods. Before joining General Foods, she spent nine years at General Mills. She serves as chair of the U.S. Programs Advisory Board of the Gates Foundation and as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations, in addition to serving as a member of the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. Fudge is also on the boards of General Electric, Novartis, Unilever, and Infosys, in addition to serving on the Harvard Corporation Finance Committee and on the board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. A committed philanthropist focused on education and youth, Fudge has served as a trustee at Morehouse College and on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Harvard Overseers, and Simmons College.