Marc Rivers

Marc Rivers joined Fonterra, New Zealand in February 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the Co-operative’s finances, procurement and information systems.

Marc is an experienced global finance executive with strong strategic leadership capability. Prior to joining Fonterra, Marc was the CFO at Roche Pharmaceuticals Division in Switzerland, with oversight of NZ$54 billion in sales including 14 manufacturing sites around the world. His division was responsible for product distribution for 140 countries, focusing on the innovation pipeline and customer and market development.

Marc has worked in both emerging and established markets, including China, Japan, Thailand, Europe and the US. Marc has a strong track record and is known for his commitment to leading and developing his people while building diverse and inclusive teams. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and an International Masters of Business Administration, Finance and German from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA.

Marc is married with three sons and is a member of the Bahá’í Faith. He serves as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly ofthe Bahá’ís of New Zealand and is a Trustee at The Religious Diversity Centre Trust of Aotearoa New Zealand

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