Jean-Pierre Comte is president of BARILLA Americas, based in Chicago. In this role, JP is responsible for the North and South America operations of one of the world’s largest Italian food companies, best known for its pastas. JP has 25 years of global experience in the fast-moving Consumer Goods industry that began at Procter & Gamble, where he held positions in Sales, Trade Marketing, Shopper Marketing and General Management. His increasing responsibilities at P&G resulted in his relocation from his native France to Italy and Switzerland. He joined Barilla in March 2010 as vice president in charge of Western Europe, before moving to his current role in Chicago in September 2013. He holds an MBA from France’s NEOMA Business School.