Jill Wyant is executive vice president and president of Global Food & Beverage, Global Healthcare and Global Life Sciences for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. Wyant leads Ecolab’s businesses that serve the food and beverage processing, healthcare, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.
Previously, Wyant was executive vice president and president, Global Food & Beverage. Earlier, she served as senior vice president and general manager for the Food & Beverage sector in North America and Latin America. She also led Food & Beverage in the Asia Pacific region. Wyant joined Ecolab in 2009 as vice president of Global Strategic Planning. Prior to Ecolab, she held multiple leadership positions at General Electric.
Wyant is active in the Minneapolis-St. Paul community. She serves on the board of directors of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, which focuses on stabilizing families, helping children succeed and empowering healthy lives in nine Minnesota counties. She also serves on the board of overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Wyant is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and The Committee of 200, a professional organization of female entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
Wyant earned an MBA degree with highest honors from the University of Chicago, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with bachelor’s degrees in international marketing and Japanese studies.