Michael Conway is group president, International and Channel Development where he has responsibility for leading Starbucks retail growth and operations in 80 markets across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and growth for the Global Channel Development business which consists of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Ready to Drink (RTD) businesses, as well as strategic partnerships including those with Nestlé, PepsiCo and other key business partners.
Michael brings international experience and Licensed Store leadership to his current role and is known for his strategic planning and operational excellence and as a leader who lives our Company Mission and Values.
Most recently, Michael served as executive vice president and president, International Licensed Markets where he was responsible for the growth, development and consistency of operations across more than 8,000 international stores. He has held a range of leadership roles at Starbucks, including executive vice president and president, Starbucks Canada, executive vice president and president for Starbucks Licensed Stores business for the United States and Latin America and executive vice president and president of Starbucks Global Channel Development.
Before joining Starbucks in March 2013, Michael was Worldwide President of McNeil Nutritionals, a division of Johnson & Johnson that marketed innovative nutritional consumer products like SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, LACTAIS, VIACTIV and BENECOL. Before being appointed Worldwide President, Michael held several key roles at McNeil leading the company’s business units in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Earlier in his career as Vice President of Marketing at Campbell Soup Company, in the U.S. soup group Michael oversaw the company’s $1 billion soup franchise and launched the most successful new product platform in Campbell Soup’s history – microwavable cups and bowls. During his 10 years at Campbell Soup, Michael held numerous strategic and marketing positions, including two years based in Brussels with responsibility for European marketing strategy. Prior to joining Campbell Soup, Michael worked at Kraft General Foods in marketing, and at Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm.
Michael holds a B.A. from Duke University, where he was captain and an All-America player on the lacrosse team and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors of McCormick & Company, Incorporated.