Andrei Mikhalevsky

IDFA Ingredients Board Chair / former President & CEO, California Dairies, Inc.

Andrei Mikhalevsky is the former President and CEO of California Dairies, Inc. (CDI). At CDI, Andrei was Board Chairman of Challenge Dairy Products, and Board President of Dairy America. Andrei joined CDI in January 2012 bringing more than 35 years of leadership experience to the role.

Previously, he held the position of managing director at Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd in Auckland NZ. Andrei’s career began at Campbell Soup Company and progressed to Georgia Pacific Corp. and Symrise Inc. Andrei currently serves as a Board Member of USDEC, is a Board Director of IDFA and the Milk Industry Foundation and a member of the Innovation Center for US Dairy. He also serves on CDFA’s Dairy Advisory council.

He is a graduate of Stetson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. In addition, he has attended the Food Executive Program at the University of Southern California.