Chief Executive Officer
Albert Manzone has served as Chief Executive Officer of Whole Earth Brands since June 2020 and as Chief Executive Officer of Flavors Holdings Inc. since February 2016. Mr. Manzone brings to Whole Earth Brands a high level of strategic acuity, operational know-how, and a global mindset with over 30 years of accomplishments in the consumer products industry and at McKinsey & Co. Prior to joining Flavors Holdings Inc., Mr. Manzone served as President, Europe at Oettinger Davidoff AG.; President of Consumer Health, South East Europe, at Novartis; President, Europe at W.M. Wrigley Jr. Company; and over a decade in global executive leadership roles at PepsiCo in North America and International, including as President, PepsiCo Shelf Stable Juices North America. Mr. Manzone holds a graduate degree in International Business from the Sorbonne University in Paris and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Manzone serves as Trustee of the Northwestern University Board and President-Elect of the Northwestern Alumni Association. He is Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for the Environment, and Director of Monaco Digital in Monaco on behalf of the Principality of Monaco.
President, Flavors & Ingredients
Lucas Bailey has served as President of Whole Earth Brands, Inc.’s Flavors & Ingredients division since June 2020 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mafco Worldwide, LLC since May 2018. He joined Mafco Woldwide, LLC in January 2014, previously serving as Mafco Worldwide’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bailey joined Mafco Worldwide from MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, where he served as a Vice President and Investment Professional from September 2011 to December 2013. Prior to joining MacAndrews & Forbes, Mr. Bailey served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years as a Platoon Commander. Before his military service, Mr. Bailey worked at Vestar Capital Partners, a middle-market focused private equity firm, from 2005 – 2007 and at Bear, Stearns & Co Inc. from 2003 – 2005. Mr. Bailey graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Chief Financial Officer
Andy Rusie has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Whole Earth Brands since June 2020 and was Chief Financial Officer of Flavors Holdings Inc. since December 2019. Prior to joining Flavors Holdings Inc. and Merisant US, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer in December 2019, Mr. Rusie served as VP Corporate Finance & Strategy at Mauser Packaging Solutions, a $4 billion global packaging company. Prior to Mauser, Andy spent most of his career at Mead Johnson Nutrition, a $4 billion global leader in infant nutrition. He held multiple global leadership roles at Mead Johnson Nutrition between 2003 to 2017 serving in a number of finance leadership roles across various Corporate Functions and had global expat leadership roles in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe during his tenure. In 2017, Andy led the global, cross-functional integration associated with Reckitt Benckiser’s $17 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition and was named the global Chief Financial Officer of the Mead Johnson business unit after the integration. Mr. Rusie started his career at Ernst & Young and is a CPA. Mr. Rusie has served as a Board Member to the American Chamber of Commerce South China since 2013. He holds an M.B.A. from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree from Miami University (OH).