Northrop Grumman has added Ann Marie Fudge, a former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands at WPP Group, as a member of its board of directors.
Fudge is the 13th member of Northrop’s board, the company said Thursday.
“Her global leadership and track record of success across a range of industries and the public sector will contribute to Northrop Grumman’s focus on performance for our shareholders, customers and employees,” said Wes Bush, Northrop chairman, CEO and president.
Fudge is a director of Unilever and Novartis, a trustee of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, a member of the advisory board at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and is the chair of the Gates Foundation’s U.S. programs advisory panel.
She is a former director of General Electric, Marriott International, Honeywell and Infosys and a former member of the State Department‘s foreign affairs policy board.
She also held leadership roles at Kraft Foods from 1986 to 2001 and served in marketing positions at General Mills from 1977 to 1986.
Fudge has a bachelor’s degree in retail management from Simmons College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.