John A. Bryant (businessman)

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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.

Early life

Born in Brisbane, he attended St Edmund's College in Canberra.[1][2] He received a Bachelor of Commerce from Australian National University in 1987 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[3][1][4] He is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.[3]


He joined the Kellogg Company in 1998.[3][5][1][4] He was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Kellogg Company, President, Kellogg International in December 2006.[3][5] 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.[3][5][4] He served as Chief Financial Officer until December 2009.[3][5] Since 2011, he has served as its CEO.[3][5] He has admitted to firing too many employees in the United States during the 2007–2012 global economic crisis.[6] In 2012, he was sanguine about the purchase of Pringles from Procter & Gamble, after a deal with Diamond Foods fell through.[7]

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Consumer Goods Forum, the Food Marketing Institute and Catalyst.[3][1][8]

Personal life

He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his wife Alison and their six children.[1][2]