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Mars Vice President & General Counsel Stefanie Straub
Stefanie Straub
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
“We have a responsibility to be a leading global company in gender equity, and recognize that a more inclusive society is not only good for Associates but good for business and economies overall.”

Stefanie Straub serves as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary overseeing all legal and compliance matters for Mars, Incorporated since the beginning of 2018. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of over $45 billion and operates in diverse global categories, including Petcare, Confectionery and Food. 

Straub joined Wrigley in 2001 in Europe and has since worked in various senior legal roles with broad geographic responsibilities, including Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific. She joined Mars through the acquisition of the Wrigley business by Mars, Incorporated in 2008.  

In 2010, she moved to the U.S. to lead the Legal function for the Wrigley Americas region. She became Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Wrigley globally in 2014. Subsequently, she led the legal work for the integration of the Mars Chocolate and Wrigley businesses globally and expanded her role to include the Chocolate business as Vice President & General Counsel for Mars Wrigley. 

Prior to joining Mars, Stefanie worked for a European telecommunications company and a German-based law firm.  

Straub received her J.D. from University of Würzburg, Germany and attended the University of Salamanca Law School, Spain. She is a licensed attorney in both Germany and the United States. She speaks German, English, Spanish and French. Straub enjoys skiing, traveling and spending time with her partner and their three children. 

 

Career highlights
  1. 2020
    Instrumental in the creation of the Mars Full Potential Platform to Advance Gender Equality
  2. 2018
    Begins serving as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Mars, Incorporated
  3. 2010
    Moves to the U.S. to lead the Legal function for Wrigley Americas
  4. 2001
    Joins Mars Wrigley in Europe