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Jewish CEO Named No. 2 Most Powerful Woman in the World

By Haaretz Service

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Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld attends a panel on finance at the Clinton Global Initiative on September 25, 2009, in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Crossposted from Haaretz

Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and Chairman of Kraft Foods Inc., was named by Forbes magazine the second most powerful woman in the world for 2010, one place after First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and one place ahead of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Rosenfeld, 57, was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York, and spent her later childhood in Long Island. Her father’s parents immigrated to the United States from Romania, while her mother’s parents were German Jews.

Rosenfeld, who now lives in Illinois, has been in the food industry for over 25-years, and has served as the CEO and Chairman of the Kraft Foods since 2006. The company markets popular products such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Kraft Singles, Oreos and Mac & Cheese.

Read more at Haaretz.com


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