Kristen AndersonKristen Anderson

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla


Kristen is currently the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Barilla and has been a member of the D&I Board since its formation in 2013. Kristen reports to the CEO of Barilla and leads a 12 member D&I Board, comprised of internal members from 8 key countries and 2 external advisors.

Previously, Kristen was VP of R&D for the Asia, Africa and Australia region for Barilla, based in Singapore. She joined Barilla in 2010 as VP of Research, based at the Barilla Headquarters in Parma, Italy.

After a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Kristen joined Kraft Foods R&D in Chicago, where she spent 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility in various roles.

In 1999, she relocated to Melbourne, Australia to assume the leadership of the R&D organization for Kraft Australia/NZ. After 3 years, she moved to Munich, Germany to manage R&D for the Kraft EU Food Categories. In 2007, she joined the Coca Cola Company and transferred to Shanghai, China to lead the building of the Global Innovation and Technology Center and the expansion of the R&D organization’s capabilities.

Takes part in

May, 21 3:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Solving DEI Challenges in a Remote Workforce

How to make sure remote employees all receive equal support? And how to build truly inclusive remote teams? Our speakers in this panel will consider the following topics:

  • The new challenges and opportunities presented by remote work
  • Harnessing the power of analytics and DEI to transform the future workplace
  • Conceptualizing and measuring workplace diversity in a remote setting
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Kristen Anderson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla
DK Bartley Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s
Tinisha Agramonte Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.