Susanne Arfelt is the Managing Director of Fonterra’s Consumer & Foodservice business in South East Asia.
Based in Singapore, she leads the dairy co-operative’s regional operations across 8 diverse growth markets, bringing the best of New Zealand’s superior dairy goodness to a region hungry for dairy.
Prior to her current role, Susanne was Vice President, Flavour Solutions at McCormick & Co, where she was responsible for its Ingredients business, representing the region on the Global Flavour Solutions Council.
Previously, Susanne’s 15-year long career with Unilever saw her working as Country Director for Singapore and across global, regional and local marketing roles in the Netherlands, the Nordics and South East Asia.
As a seasoned, practical business leader and change-maker who’s lived and worked in more than 10 countries, Susanne views building inclusive, thriving workplaces as not just a good-to-have but a must-have for sustainable growth businesses.
She’s a mum of three, a world traveller, a coach and a lifelong student.
Susanne holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Business and an EMBA from Insead-Tsinghua.