Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Kraft Heinz Company has announced that after years of service, Alexandre Van Damme, director nominee of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will retire from the company’s board of directors following the end of his term.
Berkshire Hathaway has indicated that it plans to nominate Alicia Knapp, president and CEO of BHE Renewables, to fill the vacancy at the Kraft Heinz 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
“Berkshire Hathaway is delighted to nominate Knapp to the board of Kraft Heinz. She has shown tremendous leadership during her 20-plus years at Berkshire Hathaway Energy,” said Greg Abel, member of the Kraft Heinz Board of Directors and vice chair of non-insurance operations of Berkshire Hathaway.
“We are thrilled to add Knapp’s perspective to Kraft Heinz and believe that her experience will be especially relevant and valuable to the board and the company’s environmental, social and governance strategy. Additionally, I would like to thank Van Damme for his many important contributions to the board over the past four years.”
In her role at BHE Renewables, Knapp leads Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s unregulated development and commercial management of renewable projects. BHE Renewables owns solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and hydroelectric projects that produce energy for both the wholesale market and for customers under long-term power purchase agreements.
Before her current role, Knapp served as VP of renewable generation for MidAmerican Energy, where she was responsible for renewable generation operations and electric trading. Prior to that role, Knapp served as VP of gas delivery at MidAmerican Energy, where she managed a natural gas business serving more than 750,000 customers, and also general manager of project development at BHE Renewables, where she managed the development and construction of wind and solar farms.
She has been with the Berkshire Hathaway Energy family of businesses since 2001 and held roles in risk management, gas trading and nuclear and renewable project management earlier in her career.
“It is an honor to be nominated by Berkshire Hathaway to the Kraft Heinz Board of Directors,” Knapp said. “I look forward to the opportunity to add value through this position on the Board and support the company in its transformation.”
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