Paul Petruccelli was previously the Vice President and Chief Counsel of Kraft Foods in Asia Pacific. A seasoned business lawyer with 20 years of in-house experience at one of the world’s largest packaged food companies, Mr. Petruccelli joined Kraft Foods following 13 years of service at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. There, he held a variety of staff and management positions in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and received the agency’s highest honor–the Chairman’s Award–in recognition of his superior accomplishments that substantially benefited the American public.
In 1990, Mr. Petruccelli joined Kraft Foods as Senior Counsel. Initially a specialist in marketing issues, he developed expertise in food law, e-commerce and privacy matters, crisis management, and broader corporate law matters. In 2005, he was named Senior Director for Global Health & Wellness Policy, and was one of the principal architects of internal policies and self-regulatory initiatives Kraft pursued in that area. In 2007, Mr. Petruccelli assumed the Regional Chief Counsel role in Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all legal matters, including compliance with local laws and regulations, contractual matters, legal oversight of Kraft's joint venture and licensee relationships throughout the region, and acquisition and divestiture management.
Mr. Petruccelli is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, and received his law degree from the Rutgers School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of its Law Journal. He currently serves as the Vice President and a board member of the Buy1Give1 Giving Society, a global giving initiative based in Singapore.