Abrams-Rivera replaces Miguel Patricio, who has been CEO since 2019 and chair of the board since 2022; he will transition to the role of non-executive chair of the board on Jan. 1.
In a company announcement, Patricio praised Abrams-Rivera for consistently delivering strong results in North American retail and “away from home” businesses, and his experience fits Kraft Heinz’s growth ambitions particularly well.
Patricio will transition to a new role as Non-Executive Chair of the Board. Since 2019, when Patricio joined the Company, he has led Kraft Heinz through a period of fundamental change in consumer trends, unprecedented business and global challenges, and consistent periods of top and bottom-line growth.
Abrams-Rivera thanked Patricio for his mentorship over the years and his work to “rekindle the spirit of Kraft Heinz.”
The company announced a trio of senior leadership changes in its North American business units at the end of July.