A. Salman Amin
Title: Chief Operating Officer, North America Markets
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
A. Salman Amin was named Chief Operating Officer - North America Markets at S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in April of 2013. Salman brings to SC Johnson more than 25 years of general management and global business leadership experience from his roles at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.
Most recently, Salman has been Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo, leading all facets of marketing for the company’s multiple billion dollar brands. This included insights, sports marketing, digital, media buying, and capability and people planning. Prior to this position, he served as President PepsiCo, United Kingdom & Ireland as well as other leadership roles during his 17 years at PepsiCo including managing Asia Pacific and global business units. He also spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble in brand management, working in the United States, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
Salman holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Salman is currently a board member of Elizabeth Arden Company and American Pakistan Foundation.
Keynote Time: Friday, November 22 (10:45 - 11:30a in Blau Auditorium)
Title: Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer of Kimberly Clark, Clive Sirkin is accountable for accelerating and driving sustainable growth in revenue and profits across Kimberly Clark’s business to business and consumer business globally. He leads Kimberly Clark’s Global Marketing Organization and is accountable for driving the company’s efforts across Marketing, Market Research & Analytics, Design, Digital / CRM & E-Commerce, Media Planning, Marketing Supply Chain Management and Marketing Capabilities Development
Clive graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Commerce with a focus on economics and marketing. He spent the first four years of his career in finance and operations roles.
Clive then joined Leo Burnett in 1989; and spent the next 16 years in various roles in account management and then agency leadership; ending his career at Leo Burnett as Group Managing Director, Leo Burnett Worldwide. In this role he was accountable for their global clients and their global business strategy. Clive sat on the board of the agency and co-chaired the agency’s Global Product Committee.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Clive consulted with CPG marketers to transform their marketing processes and capabilities and refocus the talents of their organizations and their agency partners to commercialize their brands more effectively and efficiently.
Clive, his wife and two children live in the Chicago area.
Keynote Time: Thursday, November 21 (7:30 - 8:30p in Blau Auditorium )
John M. Ellenberger
Title: VP/GM Retail Foods
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
John Ellenberger, Vice President/General Manager of Retail Foods joined Land O’Lakes in March of 2008 as Director of Marketing - Foodservice. He was promoted to VP/GM - Foodservice in February of 2010, and to his current position in January, 2012.
John brings many years of Marketing and General Management experience to Land O’ Lakes having held leadership positions in both consumer and business-to-business environments. John has extensive long range strategic planning, P&L management, new product development and commercialization, and cross functional team leadership experience.
Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, John was Senior Director, Corporate Marketing for American Medical Systems where he had global responsibility for the development and expansion of the AMS brand.
Prior to AMS, John spent 15 years at General Mills where he held numerous consumer and business-to-business marketing positions in the cereal, yogurt, snacks and baking divisions. John has experience in retail, foodservice, convenience/vending and bakery channels.
John has an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a Political Science degree from the University of Minnesota.
John and his wife Elizabeth are the proud parents of 5 sons, age 12 to 21.
Keynote Time: Friday, November 22 (9:45 - 10:30a in Blau Auditorium)