Ann M. Fudge is the retired chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global network of marketing communications companies. Prior to Young & Rubicam Brands, Fudge served as president of the beverages, desserts and post division, a $5 billion unit of Kraft Foods. She served on the management committee and has managed many businesses including Maxwell House Coffee, Gevalia Kaffe, Kool Aid, Crystal Light, Post cereals, Jell-O desserts and Altoids. Before joining General Foods, she spent nine years at General Mills. She serves on the board of directors of General Electric, Novartis, Unilever and Infosys. She also serves as chair of the U.S. programs advisory board of The Gates Foundation and is a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institution and Morehouse College.