Ferrero Appoints New Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Nov. 12, 2020

With this new appointment, Ferrero continues its work building a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity.  

PARSIPPANY, N.J. November 11, 2020 – Ferrero North America, part of the global confectionery company Ferrero Group, today announced that Kamillah Knight has joined the company as Director, Diversity and Inclusion for North America. In this new role, Knight will be responsible for advancing Ferrero’s global efforts on diversity in North America and help shape the company’s inclusivity strategy across the region. Knight will report to Feng Ye, Vice President of Talent and Diversity for Ferrero North America.

“Kamillah’s strong background and experience fostering inclusive cultures will help accelerate our existing efforts into more strategic action,” said Ye. “We are excited for Kamillah to join our team so that we can continue to drive greater accountability as we grow and expand our diversity and inclusion efforts.”

Knight joins Ferrero from Unilever where she held various roles over her five-year tenure, most recently serving as the Diversity and Inclusion Lead for the consumer-packaged goods company. In her position, she developed inclusivity training that provided leaders with education and skills to better manage diverse talent and also managed events and partnerships that supported Unilever’s diversity plans.

“Respect and responsibility are a cornerstone of our Ferrero corporate values and our commitment to foster a more diverse and inclusive organization is a business imperative,” said Paul Chibe, President and CEO, Ferrero North America. “We’re moving forward on this journey to ensure that our business fully represents and reflects our consumers and society, and Kamillah will play an integral leadership role in helping further advance our progress.”

As a member of Ferrero North America’s Human Resources team, led by Antonio Bogi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Ferrero North America, Knight will help build and deploy diversity and inclusion strategies and programs to attract, cultivate and elevate diverse talent. She will also work collaboratively with business leaders to create tools and resources to support the adoption of practices and behaviors that enable a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

“Ferrero’s culture, where all ‘Ferrerians’ feel like family, is very special,” said Knight, who will be based in Parsippany, N.J. “I am excited to work with the team to help create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our consumers and help make all employees feel included and welcomed at Ferrero.”

Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy, and a Diversity and Inclusion for Human Resources Certificate from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration from Cornell.


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About Ferrero For over 70 years, Ferrero has been creating products loved by generations. We've grown from a bakery in Alba into the third largest confectionery company in the world. Ferrero entered the U.S. market in 1969 with Tic Tac® mints and continues to win hearts and sharing joy with Ferrero Rocher®, Nutella®, Kinder® and Fannie May chocolates. Ferrero Group expanded its chocolate portfolio with the addition of legendary brands, including Butterfinger, Crunch, Baby Ruth, Raisinets, and other legendary chocolate brands which are now part of the Ferrero U.S. portfolio.We're proud to be a family-owned company with 3,000 employees in seven offices and nine plants and warehouses in North America. Instilled in every aspect of our business at every level is the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, and we work together as a family to bring the Ferrero passion for quality, creativity, and innovation to life every day. Generation after generation, our products are crafted by the people who love them and who appreciate the philosophy behind them. Follow @FerreroUSA on Twitter and @ferrerousacorp on Instagram.



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