Brian Meinken

Economics

Brian Meinken

Bio
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Brian Meinken teaches Economics at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Brian is Senior Director, Business Economics and Strategy at Abbott, following 25 years with Kraft Foods in their procurement organization, most recently as head of Commodities Risk Management.

Brian’s experience includes trading in commodities for profit, hedging commodity and financial risks, and working with business divisions on retail pricing strategies in the food industry. He has led large scale change efforts around the procurement function, including process improvement initiatives in cost and margin management and developed and executed risk management and cost reduction strategies to improve margins.

He is skilled in various aspects of economics and financial risk management and recently received his Financial Risk Management certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2016

Professional Experience

SENIOR DIRECTOR - BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND STRATEGY 

Abbott

SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMODITIES AND INGREDIENTS

Kraft Foods Group, INC.

 

 

Education

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK

- Master of Science

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, TUCSON

- Bachelor of Science