Andrei Mikhalevsky is currently an advisor to Dairy Farmers of America and is a director on several food company boards. He 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 chairman of the IDFA Ingredients Segment board and is the chair of the Trade Committee.
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.