Chris Roberts is executive vice president and general manager of Global Food & Beverage (F&B) for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection preventions solutions and services that protect people and vital resources.
In this role, Roberts leads Ecolab’s Global Food & Beverage business, which provides cleaning, sanitizing and other solutions to food and beverage processors throughout the world.
Roberts has 25 years of leadership experience across leading brands, including Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Cargill. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2020, Roberts held the position of chief customer officer at Land O’Lakes where he also served as president of the Dairy division.
Roberts is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and National Black MBA Association and the Young Life Board of Trustees. He serves as a board member of PPG.
Roberts holds a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana.