The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) storytelling series continues with Anton Vincent, President of Mars Wrigley. We are excited for him to share his story and talk about identifying and engaging male allies in the workplace.
About our speaker:
Anton Vincent serves as President, Mars Wrigley North America. Since joining Mars in 2019, Anton 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 (RPC) and is the principal Mars leadership voice for industry and regulatory matters in the US.
Prior to joining Mars, Anton was the CEO of Greencore, PLC, USA, a leading co-pack and co-man company. He spent 20 years at General Mills building award winning brands and leading three divisions to record financial performance, helped execute the $10B acquisition of the Pillsbury Company and served on the board of 301 Inc., General Mills’ early-stage venture fund. Anton is a boundaryless global leader who is focused on transformational change, expanding mindsets for modern growth, developing breakthrough leaders and leading at the speed of tomorrow.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Anton holds a BBA in Finance from Sam Houston State University and an MBA in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he currently serves on the Dean’s Council. Anton is active in industry leadership, serving on the National Confectionary Association (NCA) board and the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA). He is also an independent board director for International Paper (IP:NYSE), a $22B Fortune 100 company and the global leader in fiber-based packaging and pulp with operations in 180 countries.
Anton is a highly sought-after leadership influencer and speaker. He has been recognized by many organizations and publications for his enterprise leadership – most notably – Savoy Magazine (Most Influential African Americans in Corporate America), Black Enterprise (Most Influential Blacks in America, Most Influential Marketing & Advertising Executives), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Century Award of Excellence) and the Minneapolis Business Journal (Minority Executive of the Year). Anton is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and a founding member of Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA), an alliance of the leading CXOs and CMOs.