Robert A. Eckert

Robert A. Eckert, a director since May 2010, served as Chairman of the Board of Mattel, Inc. from May 2000 until December 2012, and was Chief Executive Officer from May 2000 until December 2011.  He previously worked for Kraft Foods, Inc. for 23 years, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 until May 2000.  From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was Group Vice President of Kraft Foods, Inc., and from 1993 to 1995, Mr. Eckert was President of the Oscar Mayer foods division of Kraft Foods, Inc.  Mr. Eckert was selected to join the board due to his experience as a senior executive engaged with the dynamics of building global consumer brands through high performance expectations, integrity, and decisiveness in driving businesses to successful results.  Mr. Eckert has also been a director of McDonald’s Corporation since 2003 and a director of Amgen, Inc. since December 2012.