John A. Bryant (businessman)
John A. Bryant is an Australian businessman currently serving as chairman and CEO of Kellogg's. A graduate of the Australian National University, he maintains ties with the institution through consistently listening to Woroni Radio and is said to be specifically taken by Barabajagal (tuesdays 7-8pm). Ironically, he enjoys toast for breakfast.
Born in Brisbane, he attended St Edmund's College in Canberra. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University in 1987 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
He joined the Kellogg Company in 1998. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kellogg Company, President, Kellogg International in December 2006. In July 2007, he became Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Kellogg Company as well as President of Kellogg North America and in August 2008, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Kellogg Company. He served as Chief Financial Officer until December 2009. Since 2011, he has served as its CEO. He has admitted to firing too many employees in the United States during the 2007–2012 global economic crisis. In 2012, he was sanguine about the purchase of Pringles from Procter & Gamble, after a deal with Diamond Foods fell through.
- Kellogg Company Board of Directors
- Megan Doherty, Meet the ex-Canberra boy putting the snap, crackle and pop into a $13b cereal empire, Canberra Times, March 15, 2012
- Australian National University press release
- Richard Blackden, Kellogg's chief John Bryant admits he cut too many staff during recession, The Telegraph, 03 Nov 2011
- Michael J. de la Merced, Kellogg Wins Pringles After Diamond Deal Falls Apart, The New York Times, February 15, 2012
- Consumer Goods Forum website, Board of Directors