Management



Michael O. Johnson
Executive Chairman
Michael Johnson

Michael O. Johnson is executive chairman of Herbalife Nutrition, a premier nutrition company that serves customers in more than 90 countries. Johnson is a passionate proponent of Herbalife Nutrition’s mission to improve the nutrition habits of people worldwide and strengthen our communities.  As executive chairman, his focus is on initiatives that can positively impact obesity, healthy aging and other issues affecting our society. He also remains a regular voice of Herbalife Nutrition to Independent Herbalife Distributors.

Johnson previously served as Herbalife Nutrition’s CEO from 2003 to 2017, and its Chairman since 2007. Under his leadership, Herbalife Nutrition grew from 2003 net sales of $1.1 billion to $4.5 billion in 2016; introduced industry-leading standards in consumer protection; and built a global brand through its sponsorship of more than 200 teams, athletes and fitness events around the world, including the LA Galaxy and international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Recognized for his vision and leadership in nutrition and health, Johnson strengthened Herbalife Nutrition’s product development and manufacturing through the development and execution of a strategy that ensures rigorous quality standards and control of product integrity. Johnson’s industry leading initiatives saw significant investment in scientific areas of R&D, quality assurance, product safety and compliance; the creation of a more vertical supply chain; partnerships established with world-class ingredient suppliers and farmers of key ingredients; and the building of a team of industry leading scientists and experts who innovate in the nutrition field, while maintaining a high standard of product quality.

Johnson is also chairman of the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), which is funded through donations from Herbalife Nutrition, its Distributors, employees, families and friends. In 2005, HFF launched its worldwide Casa Herbalife Program to help bring good nutrition to vulnerable children – there are now more than 120 Casa Herbalife programs helping bring good nutrition to over 100,000 children around the world every day.

Outside the boardroom, Johnson is a fitness enthusiast and has been participating in triathlons and cycling races for more than 30 years.  He has encouraged Herbalife Distributors and employees to join with him in participating in triathlons, marathons, cycling and fitness events around the world. Earlier in his career, Johnson spent 17 years with The Walt Disney Company where he served as president of Disney International.


Richard P. Goudis
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Goudis

Richard P. Goudis is chief executive officer (CEO) of Herbalife Nutrition.  As CEO, Goudis is dedicated to fulfilling the Company’s purpose to make the world healthier and happier.  With his passions grounded in innovation, education and training, he sets the strategy for Herbalife Nutrition, overseeing all aspects of the company’s growth strategies, and ensuring that the Company continues to be recognized worldwide as a leading nutrition company. During his tenure at Herbalife Nutrition, Goudis has continuously proven to be among the most visionary, effective and collaborative leaders in the nutrition industry.

Prior to his role as CEO, Goudis served as the Company’s chief operating officer (COO) for 7 years and was responsible for building a global infrastructure that has created competitive advantages. His responsibilities included overseeing Worldwide Manufacturing Operations, Product Development, Quality Assurance & Control, Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing, Warehousing & Logistics, Human Resources, Information Technology, Security & Safety, and regional Finance and Operations functions.

During Goudis’ tenure as COO, the Company expanded its Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing (H.I.M.) facilities to five locations around the world and now manufactures approximately 65 percent of all products in-house, ensuring the highest levels of quality control. Under Goudis’ management, Herbalife Nutrition also grew its employee base to more than 8,000 worldwide. 

When he joined the company in 2004, as chief financial officer (CFO), he played a lead role in the company's initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and led the successful Sarbanes-Oxley 404 attestation.  He also oversaw the worldwide key technology implementations including Oracle and MicroStrategy. 

Goudis has more than 30 years of finance and operations management experience and senior executive experience as vice president finance and chief operating officer of Rexall Sundown. While at Rexall Sundown, Goudis was a member of the executive management team. After the acquisition by Royal Numico, Goudis had operations responsibility for all of Numico's North American assets including GNC, Rexall Sundown and Unicity.

A New York native, Goudis competes in triathlons, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys outdoor sports such as fishing and scuba diving.  Goudis holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern.


Dr. John Agwunobi
Chief Health And Nutrition Officer
Dr. John Agwunobi

Dr. John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., brings an accomplished background to Herbalife as a physician, a public health official and a global executive.

Dr. Agwunobi is responsible for the company’s nutrition philosophy and for ensuring that nutrition science is integrated into nutrition training and product education for Independent Herbalife Members. He works closely with our team of scientists and Ph.D.’s as well as providing leadership and support to the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and the company’s expert advisory boards.

Dr. Agwunobi brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. Most notably, from 2005-2007, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During his term, he was responsible for disease prevention and health promotion. He oversaw the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and numerous other public health offices and programs.

In the private sector, Dr. Agwunobi served as Senior Vice President and President of health and wellness for Walmart in the United States where he grew the business and provided insight and advice on health reform positions, public health advocacy, health nutrition, employee wellness and emergency response.

Dr. Agwunobi has a broad educational background that includes a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a master's in business administration from Georgetown University. Dr. Agwunobi completed his pediatric residency at Howard University and is currently a licensed physician in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C. He serves on numerous boards including the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), Shopko, Magellan Health Services, Smart Rx Systems Inc. and Oration Health.


Jesus Alvarez
Vice President and Managing Director, Mexico
Jesus Alvarez

As vice president and managing director for Mexico, Jesus Alvarez is responsible for all business, strategic, sales and marketing functions across the region.

Alvarez began is career at Herbalife in 2011 as ethics & compliance director, responsible for the implementation and enforcement of Member rules and guidelines. Subsequently, Alvarez took on the additional responsibility of corporate communications, government relations and scientific affairs. Being promoted two years later to Sr. Director, led Ethics & Compliance, Corp. Comms, Government & Scientific Affairs and social responsibility. Immediately prior to his current role, Alvarez was vice president, sales and events.

Alvarez has over 20 years of experience in the direct selling industry, having held a number of senior roles with major companies, such as Amway, where, as general manager for Mexico, he successfully implemented an ambitious transformation initiative resulting in significant growth in the market. 

Alvarez is bilingual in English and Spanish and fluent in Portuguese and studied several courses at Thunderbird University and other institutes.


Jossie Aspauza
Vice President and General Director, South America and Central America Region
Jossie Aspauza

Jossie Aspauza is responsible for all business, strategic, sales and marketing functions across the south and central America region, which consists of 18 markets.

Since joining Herbalife in 2006 as sales and marketing manager, Jossie has held various leadership roles, most recently as vice president, sales and marketing for SAM/CAM and Brazil.  She has played a vital role in the development of this region and its new business strategies through such initiatives as the creation of a regional sales and marketing team; development of a daily consumption culture; the introduction of a sales regionalization project.

Immediately prior to joining Herbalife, Aspauza worked in Spain in Creade, a Spanish outplacement company. Previous to that, she worked at GMD (Graña y Montero company) in the marketing function.

Aspauza, who is based in Lima, Peru, has a master’s degree in international business (MIB) from the Groupe ESC Grenoble-France, a post-graduate degree in business administration from ESAN, Lima-Peru and a Specialization in Advertising (IPP, Lima-Peru).


Jean Marie Cacciatore
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources
Jean Marie Cacciatore

Jean Marie Cacciatore has responsibility for the development and implementation of human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of Herbalife. This includes succession planning, executive recruitment, performance management, talent development, compensation and benefits.

Jean Marie joined the company in December 2006 as vice president, human resources, South America and Southeast Asia. In 2007 she assumed responsibility for international human resources, adding global responsibility for compensation in 2008, and taking on her current worldwide role in 2011.

Prior to joining Herbalife, Jean Marie worked with Warner Bros, Mast Industries/The Limited Corporation, DMX Music Inc. and the Walt Disney Company.  Jean Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from West Virginia University.


Stephen Conchie
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Stephen Conchie

Stephen Conchie is senior vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific, responsible for the Herbalife business in Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Stephen joined Herbalife in 2009 as regional head of Russian-speaking markets. In July 2012, the Baltics and Israel were added to his responsibilities. He oversees the development of regional strategy, marketing, sales, management of all aspects of day-to-day operations, including Member services and sales centers, supply chain management, ethics and business compliance, human resources and information technology.

Prior to joining Herbalife, Stephen held a variety of sales and marketing roles for GlaxoSmithKline from 2000 – 2009. From 2005-2007, he managed the company’s business in Ukraine, and in 2007 he became general manager for Russia and CIS.

Stephen also worked for more than nine years in category marketing, NPD, purchasing, and retail and logistics for companies including Sainsbury’s, Safeway and Grand Met in the United Kingdom. Conchie has a BA degree in Retail Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Diploma in Marketing from the UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing.

He is currently based in Singapore.


John DeSimone
Chief Financial Officer
John DeSimone

As chief financial officer of Herbalife, John DeSimone has global responsibility for all financial departments including accounting, tax, treasury, strategic planning, and investor relations for the company's business around the world as well heading the company’s Member compliance and insights groups.

Having joined Herbalife in November 2007, DeSimone first served as SVP, finance and has served as the company’s CFO since January 2010.

DeSimone has over 25 of experience in the corporate finance sector. He served as the controller, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Rexall Sundown, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of nutritional supplements and sports nutrition products that was publicly traded while DeSimone served as its controller and vice president. Prior to joining Herbalife, he was chief executive officer and an investor of Mobile Ventures, LLC, an automotive aftermarket accessory retailer.


Pamela Jones Harbour
Senior Vice President and Legal Officer, Global Member Compliance and Privacy
Pamela Jones Harbour

Pamela Jones Harbour leads a compliance team across more than 90 markets, developing and enhancing policies and infrastructure to ensure the effective education, training and mentoring programs for independent Herbalife Members worldwide. She also coordinates the company's global privacy and cyber security efforts.

Pamela was a litigation partner in three American law firms, with a specialty area in antitrust, consumer protection and data security law, where she chaired and co-chaired privacy practices at two of the firms. Pamela is well recognized for her knowledge of evolving areas of competition and consumer protection law, including privacy and data security issues.  Pamela served as a commissioner on the United States Federal Trade Commission from 2003 until April 2010 and as a Deputy Attorney General of the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the 1990s.  As Deputy Attorney General, her duties included oversight of the Attorney General’s civil litigation division, which employed over 350 Assistant Attorneys General in seven substantive areas of law (Antitrust, Civil Rights, Charities, Consumer Frauds, Environmental Protection, Investor Protection and Real Estate Finance).

Pamela’s career experience has included frequent speaking engagements, Congressional testimony and publications relating to a wide range of industries and subject areas. She has a breadth and depth of knowledge in the energy, health care and privacy fields, as well as her understanding of global antitrust and consumer protection law.  During her nearly seven years as an FTC Commissioner, Pamela was instrumental in shaping an ambitious agenda that encompassed a wide variety of competition and consumer protection issues affecting virtually every economic sector. Pamela is recognized internationally for her leadership in the field of privacy and data security. She was the 2010 recipient of the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s (EPIC’s) “Champion of Freedom Award” for her defense of consumer privacy as an FTC Commissioner.


Edi Hienrich
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and India
Edi Hienrich

Edi Hienrich is senior vice president and managing director for the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and India. He is responsible for all strategic, sales and marketing functions across the region’s markets.

Hienrich has extensive experience at Herbalife, developed over 25 years with the company.  He has worked around the globe, with leadership positions in South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Hienrich started with Herbalife in finance and quickly rose to country and regional management, where he led operations for Eastern Europe.  After serving  as vice president of South America, he then moved into international development, where he was responsible for the opening of new markets including Brazil, India, Colombia and Singapore. His focus was then directed to Southeast Asia, where he developed and implemented long- and medium-term strategies to drive the region’s profitable expansion and growth. Most recently, Hienrich served as vice president of sales for the U.S. market.

Hienrich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration.


Alan Hoffman
Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
Alan Hoffman
Alan Hoffman is the Executive Vice President for Global Corporate Affairs at Herbalife Nutrition. In this position, he is responsible for the company’s public policy, corporate communications, government affairs, community relations and philanthropy.
 
Hoffman brings more than 20 years of public policy, communications and government affairs experience to the corporate affairs role. Most recently, he served as senior vice president for global public policy at PepsiCo, where he oversaw policy development, external relations and government relations.
 
Before joining PepsiCo, Hoffman served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day operations of the vice president's office. This was the third time he worked for the Vice President having served as Chief of Staff to Senator Biden from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2006 to 2008. He was also senior presidential campaign advisor and chief operating officer to Vice President Biden during the transition following the 2008 presidential election.
 
Hoffman previously served as senior vice president for external relations for the University of California, directing strategy, communications, marketing, advocacy, government relations, fundraising and community relations for the 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national labs that comprise the UC system. He also spent time as a partner at Timmons & Company, a Washington, D.C. government relations and consulting firm, and as vice president for external relations at the RAND Corporation.
 
Earlier in his career, Hoffman served in the Clinton White House working on health policy issues. In addition, he worked in the Department of Health and Human Services as special assistant to the assistant secretary for legislative affairs and in the Department of Justice as special counsel to the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia, where he prosecuted federal crimes for the Justice Department.
 
A Philadelphia native, Hoffman holds a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.
 
Hoffman serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the Partnership for a Drug Free America, and the Herbalife Family Foundation.

Frank Lamberti
Executive Vice President and Managing Director, The Americas and Worldwide Marketing
Frank Lamberti
Frank Lamberti is the executive vice president and managing director for the Americas and Worldwide Marketing. In this role, Lamberti will work closely with our distributors, preferred members and customers across a region that includes the United States, Canada, South and Central America and Mexico. 
 
Lamberti, who has been with Herbalife Nutrition since 2005, was formerly the senior vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives, responsible for overseeing several key projects for the Company including oversight of the FTC implementation and consumer technology. He previously served as senior vice president and managing director, North Asia, completing a one-year assignment in the region. During this time, he was responsible for working with the market teams in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Macau and local member leaders to drive sustainable growth in the region.
 
Prior to this role, Lamberti had worldwide responsibility for all aspects of financial planning and analysis and strategic planning including forecasting, budgeting, pricing, capital investments, new business development and real estate. Lamberti joined Herbalife Nutrition in 2005 as vice president, investor relations where he established the function for the company, which is listed on the NYSE. He has held various regional finance and operations leadership roles for Southeast Asia, Central America and South America. Globally, he has led the distributor ethics and compliance function supporting best practices for distributor operations in more than 90 markets.
 
Prior to joining Herbalife Nutrition, Lamberti held various management roles in finance, consumer services and accounting at Sunbeam Corporation, DHL, Rexall Sundown (subsidiary of Royal Numico, NV), Precision Response Corporation and Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation.
 
Lamberti is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Rob Levy
Executive Vice President, EMEA, APAC, China and Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Rob Levy

Rob Levy has responsibility for all Member-facing business, sales and marketing functions across a region that includes Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, China, Australia and New Zealand. He is also responsible for worldwide sales strategy and planning, product and brand marketing, events and promotions, Member technology and strategy, and Member nutrition training.

Prior to this role, Levy was executive vice president worldwide sales and marketing and Member operations.

Levy has been with Herbalife for more than 20 years and has held a number of senior roles within the company. As managing director of South America, Levy had responsibility for all of Herbalife’s activities in South America, including sales, marketing and operations. He has also had regional responsibilities for North America, Mexico, Southeast Asia and India.

In addition, Levy has also spent time overseeing worldwide product licensing, operations in the Americas, and the new market team, playing a key role in the opening of more than 35 markets around the world.

When he joined Herbalife, Levy led the worldwide sales group, which at that time serviced a network of 1 million Members conducting business around the world. Other areas that came under his leadership included public relations, Member training and Member marketing.

Before joining Herbalife, Levy was with Lear Astronics, Corp., a leading aviation company, where he was responsible for the contract and pricing groups.


Ibi Montesino
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North America Region
Ibi Montesino

As senior vice president and managing director for North America, Ibi Montesino is responsible for all business, strategic, sales and marketing functions across the region, which includes the U.S., Canada, Jamaica and the Caribbean.  

Montesino, an 18-year Herbalife veteran, joined the company in 1998.  She began her Herbalife career as an assistant to the vice president of personal care training. Subsequently, she became a global product marketing manager before joining the North America regional team.

During her tenure with the North America region, Montesino served in multiple capacities; first as manager of the West Coast and then director, senior director, and most recently served as vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. Latin market.

In 2011, Poder Hispanic magazine included her in the prestigious annual list of the “Nation’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the U.S.

Originally from Cuba, Montesino is bilingual in English and Spanish, and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from National University.


Des Walsh
President
Des Walsh

Des Walsh is responsible for the growth of our business by working closely with Members to achieve greater access and deeper penetration of Herbalife® products throughout the world. Reporting to him are the managing directors of each of our regions, and he has overall responsibility for Member-facing functions throughout the world, including marketing, promotions, sponsorships, business methods support, events, Member ethics and Member communications.

Walsh joined the company in 2004 as senior vice president, worldwide Member sales, where he was responsible for sales strategy, business development, corporate events, worldwide promotions and Member services. Later, he became executive vice president of worldwide operations and sales, and had overall responsibility for the company's business operations in all Herbalife markets around the world.

Walsh has extensive international business experience gained during his 20-year career in sales, marketing and executive management.

He joined Herbalife from DMX Music, where he was senior vice president of the commercial division and responsible for innovative sales programs and partnerships that led to growth in new U.S. markets. Prior to DMX, he was a vice president of Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment, where he played a key role in expanding the company's video business in the major markets of the world.

Walsh's previous experience includes key management positions at MovieQuik Systems, a division of The Southland Corporation (now 7 Eleven), and Commtron Corporation, a leading consumer electronics and video distribution company.


Richard Werber
Acting General Counsel
Richard Werber

As acting General Counsel of Herbalife, Rick Werber has global responsibility for all legal departments for the company's business around the world. Werber joined Herbalife Nutrition in the interim role in May 2017.

Werber has over 30 years of legal experience and served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rexall Sundown, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of nutritional supplements and sports nutrition products. Prior, he was a partner in several law firms including Holland & Knight LLP.


David Pezzullo
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations
David Pezzullo

David Pezzullo has worldwide responsibility for all aspects of developing products and bringing them to market, including supply chain, R&D, scientific affairs, quality, manufacturing, distribution and logistics.  From 2010 to the present, Pezzullo has led the implementation of Herbalife’s “seed to feed” strategy. This includes the building of four additional manufacturing facilities to take the company’s in-house manufacturing from approximately 5 percent to 65 percent of all products; the expansion of the worldwide operations team; the introduction of new product introduction processes; and the upgrade of laboratories and distribution centers, all in support of Herbalife’s sustained growth worldwide and establishing Herbalife as an industry leader in product quality. Pezzullo has a broad background of finance leadership roles with an emphasis on operational disciplines.  He joined the company in 2004 as senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer, overseeing accounting, tax and treasury functions in over 70 countries.  He helped guide the company through its initial public offering in 2004, as well as the early adoption of the SOX 404 regulations.

Prior to joining Herbalife, Pezzullo was divisional vice president of finance for Royal Numico, NV, responsible for the financial integration of its U.S. subsidiaries, including Rexall Sundown, Inc. (NASDAQ:RXSD) and GNC. He served as the corporate controller of Rexall prior to its acquisition by Numico. Additionally, Pezzullo served in financial executive and management roles in accounting, tax and M&A for several large multi-nationals, including Smithfield Foods, (NYSE:SFI), Cookson America, and Sunbeam Corp.  He started his career in the audit and tax departments of Ernst & Young LLP in Providence, RI.

Pezzullo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bryant University (summa cum laude) and is a certified public accountant (inactive).


Dr. Zheng Qun Yi
Managing Director, China
Zheng Qun Yi

Dr. Zheng Qun Yi is managing director of China at Herbalife Nutrition. He is responsible for all business, strategy, sales and marketing functions across China.

A leading expert in the field of extraction and processing of natural compounds for use in food, supplements and pharmaceuticals, Dr. Zheng joined Herbalife Nutrition in 2010 as vice president in Natural Product Manufacturing. He led the Company’s Seed to Feed strategy in China and opened the Herbalife Innovation and Manufacturing (HIM) botanical extraction facility. In 2015, Dr. Zheng assumed responsibility for Worldwide Research, Development and Scientific Affairs, overseeing botanical developments and innovations across all markets worldwide.

Before joining Herbalife Nutrition, Dr. Zheng was Founder, Chairman and CEO of NatSource Chemicals Corporation, with which Herbalife Nutrition formed a joint venture to build its extraction facility in Changsha, which opened in 2012. Prior, Dr. Zheng was President of Kent Financial Services, Inc. and President of Pure World, Inc. He started his career as a senior chemist at Houser Chemicals, working on natural products for anti-cancer drug research and development.

Dr. Zheng holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Hunan University of China. He received a doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Colorado and conducted post-doctoral research at Cornell University.



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