Fiona Dawson CBE, Chair of the Women’s Business Council Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson is the Global President of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers and a member of the Mars Leadership Team, reporting to Grant Reid, Office of the President. Mars Food, headquartered in London, is dedicated to providing better food today and a better world tomorrow. As Global President, Dawson leads a business of over 2,000 Associates and 12 manufacturing sites. Mars Food’s 13 leading brands are available in more than 30 countries and include one billion-dollar brand, UNCLE BEN’S®, which is more than 70 years old. Mars Multisales in Europe and Southern Africa operates in 53 countries with more than 2,500 Associates, bringing our beloved brands from the Confectionery, Pet Nutrition and Food segments to consumers.

Fiona Dawson joined the Mars graduate program from Trinity College, Dublin and has enjoyed a long career at Mars in various roles, including European Marketing Vice President, Managing Director and then President of Mars Chocolate U.K. Dawson has also participated in the Mars Chocolate Global Board and acted as President of Mars Global Retail.

Dawson has a passion for the advancement of women’s entrepreneurship and human rights, especially in the developing world. She is Chair of the Women’s Business Council, a group seeking to advance women in the executive pipeline. Previously, Dawson served on the Economic Development Advisory Group to the U.K’s Department for International Development (DfID). Dawson also leads the Mars Brexit Steering Committee to guide the business through geopolitical change.

Fiona is Chair of the Women’s Business Council and is one of the UK representatives for the G20 EMPOWER Alliance.