Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Board member

  • Born June 1956
  • German and US national
  • Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
  • Member of Nomination and Science & Innovation Committees
  • Independent board member


Present managerial positions

Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter serves as a member of the Board of Royal Unibrew A/S, Denmark, and the Women’s Business Collaborative, US.


Board competencies

More than 25 years of innovation and R&D experience across a broad range of categories within the CPG (consumer packaged goods) food and beverage industry in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Founding Chair of several councils, including from listed companies. Experience as a member of the Advisory Committee of Northern Seed Montana LCC, US.



Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter holds a degree as European Quality Manager and Auditor from the German Society of Quality Management. Further, she holds a BS, an MS and a PhD in Food Science and Food Technology from the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany, and is a graduate of the General Management Program from Harvard Business School, US.


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