Mercedes Romero

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Mercedes Romero

Mercedes Romero is the Global Chief Procurement Officer at Primo Water (Nasdaq: PRMW). She brings over 25 years of diverse experience across industries such as Consumer Packaged Goods (Procter & Gamble, Clorox), Spirits (Diageo, Campari), Pharmaceutical (Teva), Retail (Starbucks), and Transportation (Ryder). Romero has made meaningful contributions to the profitability of large organizations through the identification and implementation of operational efficiencies, strategic planning, and an innovative approach to gaining market share. She has led enterprise-wide digital transformations and ESG efforts. Romero is an independent director at John B. Sanfilippo & Son (Nasdaq: JBSS). She currently serves as chair of the Sourcing Diversity and Supplier Relationship Management Committee at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), where she has held several advisory roles since 2007. Romero, a native of Venezuela, graduated from University Rafael Urdaneta with a degree in civil engineering. She also studied packaging solutions at Michigan State University and English Studies at Cornell University.