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Mr. John P. Bilbrey

Food Products
Food & Nutrition
United States of America


Mr. John P. Bilbrey, also known as J.P., served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Hershey Company from May 17, 2011 to March 1, 2017. Mr. Bilbrey served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The Hershey Company from November 2, 2010 to May 17, 2011. He served as the President of North America at The Hershey Company from December 2007 to November 2010 and served as its Senior Vice President from November 2005 to November 2010. Mr. Bilbrey has more than 20 years of international consumer sales and marketing experience at Procter & Gamble, which included several overseas assignments. He served as the President of International Commercial group from November 2005 to December 2007 and Senior Vice President of Hershey International from 2003 to December 2007 at The Hershey Company. Mr. Bilbrey served as an Executive Vice President of Sales of Mission Foods since 2003; and served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Retail Sales of Danone Waters of North America, Inc., a division of Groupe Danone, Paris since 2001; Owner and Operator of Commercial Cattle Operations of Bilbrey Farms and Ranch since 1999 and Director of Corporate Sales, Taiwan - Procter & Gamble Company since 1998. Mr. Bilbrey has been Non-Executive Chairmanof The Hershey Company since April 2, 2015. He served as an Independent Director of McCormick & Company, Incorporated from November 2005 to May 27, 2015. Mr. Bilbrey has been an Independent Director at Colgate-Palmolive Company since March 13, 2015. He has been a Director of The Hershey Company since June 2011. He holds Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kansas State University.

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