Mary R. "Nina" Henderson, BS, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, 1972. Founder, Henderson Advisory
Nina Henderson is a Director of CNO Financial Group, Bankers Life, Washington National, Colonial Penn insurance companies, (NYSE) Audit, Risk and Investment Committees, Director of HIKMA Pharmaceuticals PLC (LSE) Audit, Remuneration and Nomination/Governance Committees, Director of IWG PLC (LSE), formerly Regus PLC, global worksite, flexible worksite provider including Regus and Spaces brands, Chairman Remuneration Committee, member Audit and Governance Committees
She served as a Director of AXA Financial Inc. and The Equitable Companies (NYSE) Audit, Investment and Finance/Risk Committees;
Del Monte Foods Company (NYSE) Lead Director and Chairman Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee (sold to KKR); Pactiv Corporation (NYSE), Audit Committee (sold to Reynolds Holdings); Royal Dutch Shell, PLC (LSE) and its predecessor company The Shell Transport and Trading Co. PLC (LSE) Audit, Remuneration, Corporate/Social Responsibility Committees; Hunt Corporation (NYSE) Audit and Compensation Committees (sold to Berwind) and Walter Energy Inc. (NYSE) metallurgical coal for the global steel industry Audit and Health/Safety/Environmental Committees (sold to Warrior Met Coal, LLC).
At BESTFOODS ($9.4 billion) and its predecessor company CPC International (NYSE), she was one of fourteen (14) corporate officers as Corporate Vice President and also President, BESTFOODS Grocery $1.3 billion U. S. consumer business (Hellmann's, Skippy, Mazola, Mueller's, etc.); Corporate Vice President BESTFOODS Food Service Global Development $1.7 billion in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, North America; Corporate Vice President and President, BESTFOODS Specialty Markets Group in Canada, United States, Caribbean, Worldwide Exports food/non-food brands for North American General Market, Hispanics and Asian consumers. Prior to her general management positions, she held numerous executive marketing positions including Vice President BESTFOODS Baking (direct store door delivery of fresh baked goods).
BESTFOOD was acquired by Unilever.
Nina is a Trustee of Drexel University including the Drexel College of Medicine and is Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee, and a member of Executive and Finance Committees; a Director of Visiting Nurse Service of New York Finance Committee, a Director of the Foreign Policy Association and President of the Kent Land Trust Foundation.
She is a graduate of Drexel University, B.S. with honors, Phi Kappa Phi. She received the A.J. Paul Drexel Distinguished Alumni Award and is a member of the Drexel 100.
As a global General Manager and Board Director of complex multi-national corporations, her expertise includes international operational management, strategy development and execution, brand marketing, mergers/acquisitions/joint ventures and corporate governance. Nina's industry experience spans consumer products (food and non-foods), energy (oil, natural gas, bio-fuels, wind, solar, tar sands mining, chemicals), metallurgical coal mining for the steel industry, financial services (insurance, mutual funds), business services and health care (health insurance, home care, clinical practice, Pharmaceuticals, medical education).
She speaks frequently on business strategy, globalization, higher education and corporate governance for McKinsey, Rand Corporation, NACD, KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, Conference Board, Practicing Law Institute, NYSE/Euronext and Bogazigi University (Istanbul)