BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Many Indiana University Kelley School of Business alumni tuning into CNBC’s Evolve Global Summit on July 13 will recognize a familiar face, Anton Vincent, president of the world’s largest confectionery company Mars Wrigley North America and a 1993 MBA graduate.
Other chief executives and top executives participating in the Evolve Global Summit, which is being presented virtually, include those who lead a who’s who of U.S. companies, such as Mattel, Chevron, MGM Resorts International, Duke Energy, PwC and Amalgamated Bank.
As inflationary, labor and supply issues converge, the summit will examine the ways in which leaders are adapting, transforming, and innovating to succeed. CNBC Evolve Global Summit will host executives from around the world to engage with and learn from leaders and innovators who are leaning into this new economic landscape and adjusting to stay ahead.
Vincent will be part of an afternoon panel, “Candy, Whiskey and Billion-Dollar Brands.” He will be joined by Jessica Spence, president of Beam Suntory Brands, owner of valued brands Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Suntory and Courvoisier. They will participate in a discussion about how “sweets and spirits businesses” are affected by rising inflation, high gas prices and stagnant wages.
“From smart marketing that reinforces deep consumer-brand connections while simultaneously bringing in new generations, to premiumization strategies aimed at capturing high-end consumers, to sustainability initiatives designed to offset supply chain constraints—these companies are innovating their way to growth. We’ll talk to presidents from both companies about the challenges and opportunities present in the current economic climate,” the conference preview says.
Brian Sullivan, anchor of CNBC “Worldwide Exchange,” will moderate.
Vincent previously was CEO of Greencore USA, a fresh convenience food supplier, and spent 20 years at General Mills, where he oversaw the Snacks, Frozen Frontier and Baking Divisions as president, and became a founding member of General Mills’ renowned Black Champions Network (BCN). He serves on the board of directors for the International Paper Company and is a member of the Kelley Dean’s Council.
Since joining Mars in 2019, Vincent has successfully led the acceleration of value creation of one of the world’s largest, most iconic consumer brand portfolios. He leads the cross-segment Regional Presidents Council and is the principal Mars leadership voice for industry and regulatory matters in the US.
In 2021, Vincent was one of nine Kelley alumni who were among Savoy magazine’s 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.
More information about CNBC’s Evolve Global Summit, including registration, is available here. Cost to attend is $149.