Sara Lee Announces New CFO of North American Business

By Kristen Askin Markets FOXBusiness

Sara Lee Corp. (SLE) announced Thursday that Maria Henry has been named chief financial officer of Sara Lee North America operations, a spin-off of the International Coffee and Tea business to be complete in the spring of 2012.

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"Maria is a true asset to our leadership team," said Fraleigh. "She's an experienced, results-oriented finance executive who has worked with large multinational organizations and small and mid-sized companies, both public and private.

I expect her to quickly contribute to our business as we continue to prepare for our debut as a stand-alone, publicly-traded company."

Henry, 44, previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Culligan International.

Prior to Culligan, Henry was the chief financial officer for Vastera, a global trade management solutions company. She has also held various leadership positions for private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice's portfolio companies, U.S. Office Products, and Wang Global. 

Henry began her career at General Electric (GE), where she participated in GE's Financial Management Training program.

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