Michael Freire, MA

Senior Partner

+1 (847) 226 3949 | +370 640 54299

Michael Freire is a seasoned Comp&Ben leader with more than thirty years of Human Resources experience including a decade of HR business partnering in manufacturing. He has worked with both Emerging and Developed Markets in EMEA and the Americas, and for twenty years has been accountable for delivering comp&ben solutions at the corporate, region and country levels at large multi-national companies.


  • BA in Government at Oberlin College (USA)

  • MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

  • MS (pending thesis) in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

  • MS coursework in Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)


  • Johnson & Johnson EMEA / Director Total Rewards – Key Emerging Markets (Russia, Ukraine, CIS, Balkans,Turkey and the Middle East), Southern Europe and Switzerland

  • Kraft Foods Europe / Director C&B Europe

  • Kraft Foods Global / Director Compensation KF International & Global Supply Chain

  • Kraft Foods Global / Associate Director Compensation Corp. Functions, NA Supply Chain and Global Mobility

  • Kraft Foods North America / progressively more responsible roles in manufacturing BBHR and labor relations

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