BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Fareed Khan has been named chief financial officer of Kellogg Co., effective Feb. 17. He will succeed Ron Dissinger, who previously announced plans to retire and will remain with the company in 2017 to ensure an orderly transition.
Mr. Khan most recently was c.f.o. at US Foods Holding Corp. since 2013, leading the company through its initial public offering last year. Prior to US Foods, Mr. Khan was senior vice-president and c.f.o. at United Stationers and held a variety of business, finance and leadership roles at USG Corp. His experience also includes several years at McKinsey & Co. as a management consultant in the United States and Europe.
“Fareed is a proven business leader whose deep expertise and diverse background make him the right choice as our new c.f.o. and leader of our global finance organization,” said John Bryant, chairman and chief executive officer of Kellogg Co. “Having served in finance leadership, as well as commercial and operational roles, Fareed will play a critical role in driving our 2020 Growth Plan and 350 basis-point margin expansion goal. We look forward to welcoming him to the Kellogg team.”At US Foods Holding Corp., Dirk J. Locascio will succeed Mr. Khan as c.f.o. Prior to joining US Foods, he held senior finance roles with United Airlines and in public accounting with Arthur Andersen L.L.P.