Tyson Foods has named Mikel Durham as a new board member which was made effective July 30.
Durham will be an independent director. She serves as the chief commercial officer of CSM Bakery Solutions, a private equity backed bakery supply company based in Atlanta.
She formerly worked at Bain & Company, where she served in several roles working in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Russia. In 1994, she joined PepsiCo in the U.S., where she was promoted to vice president and general manager of the company’s south European and north African restaurant operations. Subsequently, she served as a managing director of Guinness, as president of Burger King North America; and as president of global supply for Cadbury Schweppes.
In 2009 she returned to PepsiCo where she worked as global growth officer for PepsiCo Foodservice. She joined CSM Bakery Solutions in 2014.
“Mikel’s background in branded consumer packaged goods, her deep understanding of foodservice, as well as her experience leading international growth strategies are among key reasons why she was recommended by our nominating committee,” said Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson. “We believe she will be an excellent addition to our board and we’re pleased to have her.”
Durham holds a bachelors’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree from the Harvard Business School.