Bert Alfonso is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all areas of Finance, Investor Relations, M&A and Legal Affairs. Mr. Alfonso is a global senior executive with over 30 years of operating and finance experience with such distinguished companies as Hershey, Cadbury Schweppes and Pfizer. He spent 10 years with The Hershey Company in executive roles, including chief financial officer and president of Hershey International. Prior to Hershey, he was executive vice president and CFO of Cadbury Schweppes Americas beverages and vice president and CFO of the Adams Division of Pfizer. Mr. Alfonso most recently was the CEO of Yowie Group, a global brand licensing company specializing in the development of consumer products and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Mr. Alfonso holds an MBA degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University. He is a certified public accountant and serves on the Board of Directors of the NYSE-listed Eastman Chemical Company and is chairman of the Board’s audit committee.