Jeff King is the Vice Presedent and Head of ESG for Bath & Body Works, where he recently joined the company to build an ESG function and strategy for the company. He was previously the Sr. Director for Global Sustainability and Social Impact for the Hershey Company. In this position, he was responsible for Hershey’s environmental sustainability, human rights policies and practices, farmer livelihoods programming, ESG reporting, philanthropic giving and community programs, as well as leading Hershey’s commitment to giving children the best chance to succeed through The Heartwarming Project which focuses on developing youths’ ability to connect and form social connections. Additionally, he led building Hershey’s Energize Learning program in Ghana, opening a factory that produces the nutritional supplement snack ‘ViVi,’ that supports the health and nutrition of Ghanaian children through a partnership with the Ghana School Feeding Program.
Prior to this position, King has held various commercial roles, most recently responsible for the strategic direction and regional execution for the Hershey Company’s two biggest franchises, as the Sr. Director of Global Hershey and Reese’s. He has served as the Director of Disruptive Innovation expanding the company innovation portfolio into new businesses and business models. He was also Sr. Brand Manager for the U.S. Reese’s Franchise, where he was responsible for managing all brand activities for the $1.2 billion Reese’s franchise.
King joined the Hershey Company in 2008 from Procter & Gamble, where he held multiple marketing roles of increasing responsibility across brand management, innovation and shopper marketing. While at P&G, he was noted for restoring growth to P&G’s original brand, Ivory soap, reversing decades of decline.
He has a BBA from the University of Toledo and an MBA from Indiana University.