Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Non-Executive Board Director
WBC Board Member

Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter is a focused R&D Leader with an extensive track record of identifying, developing and commercializing sustainable and large innovation platforms across many foods, beverages, and non-food FMCG categories. Her leadership and business experience ranges from small entrepreneurial family owned companies to large global corporations.

Prior to her retirement from PepsiCo, Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter served as Senior Vice President Global R&D. Before joining PepsiCo, she served as SVP for Altria, SVP of R&D at Sara Lee Food and Beverage and Foodservice USA, and as VP of R&D for Sara Lee Coffee and Tea Netherlands.

She is a non-Executive Board member at Chr. Hansen A/S Denmark, and Royal Unibrew A/S Denmark. She serves as an advisor and shareholder to Step 1 Recovery Centre in Moraira, Spain. Heidi has been named one of “The Top 100 Women Leaders in STEM”.