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Irma Villarreal

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chief Securities Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary
Northfield, IL, USA


Irma Villarreal has been advising U.S. public companies for over 20 years.  In her current position as Chief Securities Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Kraft Foods, she is responsible for disclosure and public company compliance and supports the Corporate Affairs, Investor Relations, External Reporting and Treasury (Capital Markets) functions.  She is Secretary to, and responsible for managing the work of, the Kraft Foods Audit Committee.  Ms. Villarreal also assists with other Kraft Foods Board and Committee matters. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Irma led the Corporate & Securities group at Genentech, a biotechnology company in South San Francisco, and prior to that, she held the same position at Sun Microsystems in Santa Clara, CA. Irma is a frequent presenter on U.S. public company compliance matters both in-house and at industry events, including, the American Bar Association, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the National Investor Relations Institute. She was recently appointed as an Assistant Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Irma has an LL.M. in Financial Services Law from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, a J.D. from DePaul University, College of Law and she received her B.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana. Irma also served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Justice Calvin C. Campbell, Illinois Appellate Court, First Judicial District.

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