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Anne Chwat

New York City (917) 747-9744


Annechwat@gmail.com

Profile: Anne Chwat is a seasoned senior executive with extensive transactional experience at
large public and private US and international companies across multiple industries. Ms. Chwat
has successfully executed transformational and complex international and domestic mergers,
acquisitions, turnarounds, emerging market expansions, IPOs and privatizations. She also is
accomplished in the areas of risk and compliance management, having created and managed
programs at several organizations for enterprise risk management, crisis management, ethics &
compliance and privacy. Ms. Chwat additionally has been responsible for managing complex
global legal and regulatory organizations and matters, as well as public company corporate
governance and board activities.

Professional Experience:
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. N.Y. (2011-Present)
SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Compliance & Chief Crisis Officer
Burger King Corporation Miami (2004-2011)
EVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance & Chief Crisis Officer
BMG Music N.Y. (Now Sony Music Entertainment) (2000-2004)
SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. (Parent Company of Seagram Spirits & Wine, Universal Music,
Universal Studios, Tropicana) N.Y. (1995-2000)
Associate Corporate Counsel
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton N.Y. (1987-1995)
Corporate & M&A Attorney (M&A, Project Finance)

International Flavors & Fragrances. In 2011, Ms. Chwat joined International Flavors &
Fragrances Inc. as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. IFF
is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances whose products are used by major
consumer products companies in fine fragrances, beauty care, household goods,
beverages and food products. Headquartered in NYC, IFF is a member of the S&P 500,
has a market cap of $8 billion, more than 6,000 employees in 31 countries and revenues
of approximately $3 billion. She also serves as IFFs Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
and Chief Crisis Officer.
While at IFF, Ms. Chwat has been a key member of the executive and transactional
teams responsible for expansion in emerging markets through acquisitions, joint
ventures and development of facilities in markets such as China, Indonesia, Israel, Brazil

and Turkey; complex biotech partnerships and co-development arrangements with


customers, universities and scientific bodies.

Burger King Corporation. From 2004 through 2011, Ms. Chwat was a member of Burger
Kings executive team in Miami, Florida which implemented the companys turnaround,
IPO, sale and privatization. During this time she worked closely with the private equity
teams at Goldman Sachs, TPG and Bain, the owners of Burger King prior to the IPO.
In 2010, Ms. Chwat was one of a three person group (including the CEO and CFO) that
handled all aspects of Burger Kings sale and privatization to the Brazilian private equity
group 3G Capital (the entity that recently purchased Anheuser Busch and Heinz).
Following the sale to 3G, Ms. Chwat remained as a member of the newly constituted
executive team which implemented a new company strategy and global reorganization.

BMG Music. Ms. Chwat was a key member of the BMG/Bertelsmann team that
executed all aspects of BMGs merger and integration with Sony Music, which created
the second largest music company in the world. She also was a member of the
integration team that prepared and implemented the integration strategy across all
business functions on a global basis. While at BMB, Ms. Chwat was directly involved in
the early stages of the transformation of the music industrys business model through
her involvement in the consummation of one of the first groundbreaking transactions
with Apple to sell single songs through ITunes (rather than the traditional model of
selling CDs).

Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. Led teams that negotiated Seagrams first joint venture
in Russia (to produce Russian gin for export) and the purchase of Don Julio Tequila in
Mexico, and executed the sale of Tropicana and the purchase of PolyGram and its
integration into Seagrams Universal Music.

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Ms. Chwat specialized in M&A and project finance
while in private practice for eight years at the global Wall Street law firm of Cleary,
Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. During her tenure in private practice, she represented
many multinational organizations in complex M&A transactions as well as the
Venezuelan State oil company (PDVSA) in project financings and joint ventures with
Italian, Japanese and US partners.

Board Activities: Ms. Chwats current not-for-profit Board activities include her roles as a
National Advisory Board Member of The Posse Foundation and as a Board Member of the IFF
Foundation. Formerly she was the founding Chair of the Posse Miami Advisory Board from
2009-2011, the Chair and President of the Have It Your Way Foundation from 2006-2011, and
the Co-Chair of the Florida Education Foundation from 2005-2009.
Education: Ms. Chwat received a B.A. degree from New York University in 1984 and a J.D.
degree from New York University School of Law in 1987.

Speaking Engagements: Ms. Chwat is a frequent guest speaker and panelist on programs
focused on change management, mergers & acquisitions, enterprise risk, ethics & compliance
and efficient legal and compliance organization management.
Distinctions and Honors: Distinctions and Honors include Profiles in Diversity Journal, Women
Worth Watching, Business Leader South Florida Magazine, Woman Extraordinaire, South
Florida Business Journal, Top 50 Public Companies General Counsel, NYU Law SchoolAlumna of the Month (2012), and NYU Law School Order of the Coif.