Hain Celestial Group hires former Mondelez, Kraft Heinz leader as CFO

Hain Celestial Group on Thursday said Lee Boyce, chief financial officer of Hearthside Food Solutions, has been named Hain’s new CFO, effective Sept. 5. Boyce will succeed Hain’s current CFO, Chris Bellairs, who will remain with the company through a transition.

Hain is a leading manufacturer of better-for-you brands that inspire healthier living, with headquarters in Hoboken.

Boyce brings more than 30 years of international experience in finance leadership and transformation across the food and hospitality industries.

“I am thrilled to welcome Lee to the team,” Wendy Davidson, Hain Celestial Group CEO and president, said. “His extensive and broad experience will be a tremendous asset to our company as we transform our business into a globally integrated enterprise. I look forward to partnering with Lee to drive our Hain Reimagined Strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth for the future.”

“I’m delighted to join Hain at this exciting time in its 30-year history as a leading better-for-you company,” Boyce said. “Hain has an impressive portfolio of brands with strong growth potential, and operationally the company is making advancements to realize global efficiencies and synergies needed to meet the financial targets we’re aiming to achieve long-term.”

Prior to his service with Hearthside, Boyce spent two years at Werner Co., where he was executive vice president and CFO, and three years as senior vice president and CFO at American Hotel Register Co. Before joining American Hotel Register, Boyce spent more than 20 years at Mondelez and Kraft Heinz, where he held a number of finance positions of increasing responsibility across commercial, strategy, supply chain and transformation, until ultimately becoming CFO of the company’s Beverages Business Unit. He began his career at Ernst & Young as an auditor for the McDonald’s business.

Boyce is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

“On behalf of the company, I want to thank Chris for his contributions to Hain Celestial during a period of extensive change,” added Davidson. “Chris played a key role with the company through leadership transition and helped to build a strong finance team with deep expertise to deliver for the future. We wish Chris all the best.”