Bill Behrens

VP, Global Head of Government Affairs @ Kraft Heinz

Bill Behrens joined Kraft Heinz in September 2021 as Vice President, Global Head of Government Affairs. Based in Washington, D.C., he oversees the company’s Global Government Affairs team. In this role, he leads the company's efforts to advocate on critical issues with key policymakers and regulators in the United States and across the globe. Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Bill spent 10 years at General Electric (GE) – most recently as GE’s Head of Federal Government Affairs & Policy.


Throughout his time at GE, he developed and implemented federal government affairs advocacy strategies for all GE businesses. He has extensive experience in trade and financial services policy. He also designed and successfully launched a corporate-wide initiative, to add an extensive grassroots capacity to the company’s advocacy toolkit, “GE Voices.” This initiative expanded the company’s reach to employees, suppliers, retirees and external stakeholders, and was successfully deployed during the U.S. export credit and tax debates from 2015 to 2017. Before joining GE, Bill served as a Special Assistant to former President George W. Bush at the White House, as well as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. State Department. He lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Carreen, and four children.