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PepsiCo, GM vet joins Campbell Soup board

By Gina Acosta - 03/22/2018
The company has named Maria Teresa (Tessa) Hilado to the board.

Campbell Soup Co. has added some financial expertise to its board of directors.

The company has named Maria Teresa (Tessa) Hilado to the board.

Hilado, 53, has more than 30 years of experience in finance and treasury with several leading multinational companies across a variety of industries.

“We are excited to welcome Tessa to Campbell’s board of directors,” said Les Vinney, Chairman of the Board. “Tessa is a strategic leader with three decades of demonstrated financial expertise in leading roles at several large, global corporations. Her experience in the CPG and health and wellness industries will provide Campbell's board with valuable insights. Tessa will be a welcomed addition to our Board.”

She recently retired from global pharmaceutical company Allergan plc after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from Dec. 2014 to Feb. 2018. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for PepsiCo, Inc. for five years.

Earlier in her career, Hilado spent more than 17 years with General Motors Company in leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most notably Assistant Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer, GMAC Commercial Finance LLC. She began her career with Far East Bank & Trust Co., in Manila, Philippines.

Hilado is currently a member of the H.B. Fuller Company board of directors. She previously sat on the board of Bausch + Lomb. Hilado earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

With Hilado’s election, Campbell’s Board of Directors will consist of 13 members. Denise M. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, is the only member of management who sits on the board.

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