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Mary R. Nina  Henderson

Mary R. Nina Henderson

Director/Member, Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees: Regus plc
Director/Member, Audit and Investment
Committees: CNO Financial Group

New York, NY, USA

Nina Henderson is a Director of CNO Financial Group (Bankers Life & Casualty, Washington National, and Colonial Penn insurance companies) Audit/Risk and Investment committees and a Director of Walter Energy Inc. (Metallurgical coal producer for the global steel industry in Asia, South American and Europe.  She is a former Director of AXA Financial Inc, The Equitable Companies Audit, Investment, Finance/Risk; Del Monte Foods Company Lead Director and Chairman Nominating/Corporate Governance (sold to KKR); Pactiv Corporation, Audit (sold to Reynolds Holdings); Royal Dutch Shell, plc Audit, Remuneration, Corporate Social Responsibility committees; Hunt Manufacturing Company Audit, Compensation (sold to Berwind).

She was a Bestfoods Corporate Vice President and also President, Bestfoods Grocery’s $1.3 billion U. S. consumer  business (Hellmann’s, Skippy, Mazola, Mueller's); Vice President Bestfoods Food Service Global Development $1.7 billion (Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America); President, Bestfoods Specialty Markets Group (Canada, United States, Caribbean, Worldwide Exports) food/non-food brands for North American General Market, Hispanics and Asians consumers. Prior to her general management positions, she held numerous marketing positions including Vice President Marketing Bestfoods Baking (Thomas’, Sahara). Bestfoods ($9.4 billion) was sold to Unilever.

Nina is Managing Partner Henderson Advisory which provides consumer industry evaluation to investment firms.

She is a Trustee of Drexel University and  the Drexel College of Medicine, Chairman Academic Affairs and member Executive and Finance committees; a Director Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Executive and Finance; Director, Foreign Policy Association.


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