Vivek Sankaran, Chief Executive Officer and Director


Vivek joined Albertsons Companies, Inc. in April 2019 and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Vivek most recently served as CEO of PepsiCo Foods North America. Prior to that, he served as the company's president and chief operating officer, a position he was named to in 2016. Over his ten-year career at PepsiCo, in addition to leading Frito-Lay, Vivek also served as the chief commercial officer for PepsiCo North America, Chief Customer Officer of Frito-Lay, and as the Senior Vice President of Strategy for PepsiCo.

Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, Vivek was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he served various Fortune 100 companies bringing a strong focus on strategy and operations. He co-led the firm’s North American purchasing and supply management practice and was on the leadership team of the North American retail practice.

Vivek has an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in manufacturing from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.

James L. Donald, Co-chair


Mr. Donald has served as Co-Chairman of our Board since 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Donald served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2018 to April 2019 and before then as our President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2018 to September 2018.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Donald served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Extended Stay America, Inc., a large North American owner and operator of hotels, and its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality, Inc. from February 2012 to July 2015. Prior to joining ESH, Mr. Donald served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Starbucks Corporation, a multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves, President and Chief Executive Officer of regional food and drug retailer Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of regional food and drug retailer Pathmark Stores, Inc., and served in a variety of other senior and executive roles at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Safeway Inc. and Albertson’s, Inc. Mr. Donald began his grocery and retail career in 1971 with Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Mr. Donald has also served on the board of Nordstrom, Inc., a leading fashion retailer, since 2020.

Mr. Donald’s depth of experience in the retail industry, his expertise across real estate and operations, his decades of leadership roles at consumer-focused companies and his intimate familiarity with the Company makes him a valuable member of our Board.

Chan Galbato, Co-chair


Mr. Galbato has served as Co-Chairman of our Board since 2021. Mr. Galbato is the Chief Executive Officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC. Prior to joining Cerberus in 2009, Mr. Galbato served as President and CEO of the Controls Division of Invensys plc, a multinational engineering and information technology company, and President of Professional Distribution and Services at The Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the United States. Mr. Galbato also served as President and CEO of Armstrong Floor Products and, prior to that, as CEO of Choice Parts. He spent 14 years with General Electric, during which time he served in several operating and finance leadership positions within various industrial divisions and as President and CEO of Coregis, a GE Capital company.

Mr. Galbato served on the boards of Blue Bird Corporation, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, from February 2015 to April 2023, KORE Group Holdings Inc., a pioneer in delivering IoT solutions and services, from September 2021 to February 2022, and AutoWeb, Inc., an automotive media and marketing services company, from January 2019 to May 2022.

Mr. Galbato’s proven track record as an executive and leader in multiple operational and strategic roles at a variety of public and private companies provides our Board with valuable insights into the Company’s operational and organizational strategy and effectiveness.

Sharon L. Allen, Director


Ms. Allen has been a member of our Board since 2015. Ms. Allen served in various leadership roles at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited during her 40 years of service, including as U.S. Chairman of Deloitte from 2003 until her retirement in May 2011. Ms. Allen also served as a member of the Global Board of Directors, Chair of the Global Risk Committee and U.S. Representative of the Global Governance Committee of Deloitte during this time. Among her other leadership roles at Deloitte, Ms. Allen was partner and regional managing partner responsible for audit and consulting services for several Fortune 500 and large privately held companies.

Ms. Allen currently serves on the board of Bank of America Corporation and served as a director of First Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels and a provider of utility-scale PV power plants and supporting services from 2013 to 2022.

Ms. Allen is a Certified Public Accountant (Retired), and her extensive accounting and audit experience broadens the scope of our Board’s oversight of our financial performance and reporting. Her leadership and corporate governance experience with large public companies is valuable to our Board’s governance strategic planning, and risk management oversight.

Kim Fennebresque, Director


Mr. Fennebresque has been a member of our Board since 2015. Mr. Fennebresque has served as a senior advisor to Cowen Group Inc., a diversified financial services firm, since 2008, where he also served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2008.

From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Fennebresque served as chairman of Dahlman Rose & Co., LLC, an investment bank. He also served as head of the corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions departments at UBS, a global financial services firm, and was a general partner and co-head of investment banking at Lazard Frères & Co, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. He has also held various positions at First Boston Corporation, an investment bank acquired by Credit Suisse.

Mr. Fennebresque has served on the board of Ally Financial Inc., a financial services company, since May 2009, and BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a distributor of building products, since May 2013, including as Chairperson of BlueLinx since May 2016. Mr. Fennebresque previously served on the boards of Ribbon Communications Inc., a provider of network communications solutions, Delta Tucker Holdings, Inc. (the parent of DynCorp International, a provider of defense and technical services and government outsourced solutions), and Rotor Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, from November 2020 to June 2021.

Mr. Fennebresque’s extensive experience as a director of several public companies and history of leadership in the financial services industry brings corporate governance expertise and a diverse viewpoint to the deliberations of our Board. Additionally, his deep experience in the financial services industry provides our Board valuable insight into the Company’s risk management, financial performance, and strategic plan.

Allen M. Gibson, Director


Mr. Gibson has been a member of our Board since 2018. Mr. Gibson has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Centaurus Capital LP, a private investment partnership since 2011, and Investment Manager for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation since 2011. Prior to Centaurus, Mr. Gibson served as Senior Vice President of institutional asset management at Royal Bank of Canada from February 2008 until April 2011.

Mr. Gibson serves on various private boards and his knowledge of capital markets enhances the ability of our Board to make prudent financial judgments and provides our Board insight into and understanding of our financial performance and plan.

Alan H. Schumacher, Director


Mr. Schumacher has served as a member of our Board since 2015. Mr. Schumacher worked for 23 years at American National Can Corporation and American National Can Group, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until his retirement in 2000, and Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 1985 until 1996. He also served as a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2002 through June 2012.

Mr. Schumacher has also served on the board of Warrior Met Coal, Inc., a leading producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry, since April 2017, Evertec Inc., a leading electronic transactions and technology company in Latin America, since 2015, Blue Bird Corporation since 2008, and as director of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a distributor of building products, from 2004 to 2021.

Mr. Schumacher’s experience as a director of several public companies, and his deep understanding of accounting principles and risk management, expands the breadth of our Board’s expertise in accounting and financial reporting oversight and risk management.

B. Kevin Turner, Vice Chairman


Mr. Turner has served as our Vice Chairman since February 2020, after serving as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from August 2017 to February 2020. Mr. Turner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Core Scientific, an emerging leader in blockchain and artificial intelligence infrastructure, hosting, transaction processing and application development, from July 2018 to May 2021.

Prior to Core Scientific, Mr. Turner was a CEO of Citadel Securities and Vice Chairman of Citadel LLC, both global financial institutions. Prior to Citadel, Mr. Turner served as COO of Microsoft Corporation, an American multinational technology corporation, from 2005 to 2016, and as CEO and President of Sam’s Club, an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc., from 2002 to 2005. Between 1985 and 2002, Mr. Turner held several positions of increasing responsibility with Wal-Mart, including Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer from 2001 to 2002.

Mr. Turner was a member of the board of Nordstrom, Inc., from 2010 to May 2020.

Mr. Turner’s strategic and operational leadership skills and expertise in online worldwide sales, global operations, supply chain, merchandising, branding, marketing, information technology and public relations provide our Board with valuable insight relevant to our business.

Mary Beth West, Director


Ms. West has served on our Board since 2020 and currently serves as a Senior Advisor for McKinsey & Company.

Ms. West previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer of The Hershey Company, one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world, from May 2017 to January 2020, during which time she drove Hershey’s growth and marketing strategies as well as communication, disruptive innovation, research and development, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Hershey’s, Ms. West was at J.C. Penny Company, Inc., an American department store chain, after having served on its board from November 2005 to May 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. West served as Executive Vice President & Chief Category and Marketing Officer of Mondelez International, Inc., the snack foods division spun off from Kraft Foods, Inc. in 2012. Ms. West began her career at Kraft Foods and served in various capacities over the course of 21 years and was named its Chief Marketing Officer in 2007. Ms. West was involved with some of the food industry’s most iconic brands such as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Oreo, and Maxwell House coffee during her tenure at Kraft Foods.

Ms. West has served on the boards of Hasbro, Inc. a global play and entertainment company, since June 2016 and Lowe’s Inc., a home improvement retailer, since April 2021.

Ms. West’s proven track record of innovation and transformation across myriad facets of retail brings to our Board extensive food and retail industry experience. Ms. West provides our Board with expertise in marketing, brand building and strategic and operational planning for consumer-focused companies.

Lisa Gray, Director


Ms. Gray is currently the Vice Chair and Senior Legal Officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, and a member of Cerberus's Office of General Counsel. Ms. Gray has over 35 years of experience in structuring and negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and legislative advocacy, corporate governance, and debt restructurings. She serves on the boards of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, and various portfolio company boards.

Prior to the Company's initial public offering, Ms. Gray served on the board of directors of Albertsons LLC and various of its subsidiary companies. Ms. Gray served on the board of directors of NexTier Oilfield, formerly known as Keane Group Inc., a leading provider of integrated completions focused on the most demanding land basins in the United States, from 2011 to 2019.