Bert Alfonso

Audit Committee Chair

Eastman Chemical Company

Current public company boards: Eastman Chemical Company, Kraft Heinz

Executive Experience: Bert Alfonso is the retired chief executive officer, global, of Yowie Group Ltd. He served as CEO from June 2016, and a director from March 2017, until January 2018 of Yowie, a global brand licensing company specializing in the development of Yowie character children’s consumer products.

Bert joined The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery, in 2006 and served in a number of roles until ultimately becoming president, international from April 2013 until his retirement in June 2015.

Before joining Hershey, Bert held a variety of finance positions at Cadbury Schweppes, a producer of soft drinks and premium beverages, most recently serving as executive vice president finance and chief financial officer of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages from March 2005 to July 2006 and vice president finance, global supply chain from May 2003 to March 2005. Prior to that, Bert held a number of senior financial positions at Pfizer, Inc.

Additional information: Bert’s experience includes various senior financial positions held during his career, including his service as an executive vice president and chief financial officer, which provides a solid platform for his service on the audit committee, especially concerning financial and audit-related matters and, as chair of the audit committee, to lead the audit committee’s oversight of the company’s financial reporting process and its internal and disclosure controls and of the work of the independent registered public accounting firm. In addition, Bert’s substantial senior level management experience, including his previous position as a chief executive officer, brings significant operational insight to the board.