Robert Kraft

Founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the Kraft Group, a holding company with interests concentrated on paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, and venture investing.

The Kraft Group’s holdings in paper and packing include the Rand-Whitney Group and the International Forest Products Group of Companies. In addition, The Kraft Group is the controlling shareholder of Carmel Container Systems Ltd., one of the largest packaging companies in the Middle East. Together, they comprise one of the largest privately owned paper and packaging companies in the world, conducting business in 83 countries.

The Kraft Group’s holdings in sports and entertainment include the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994, saving the team from leaving New England. Kraft has built an organization that many observers view as a model sports franchise. Under his leadership, the Patriots have played in four Super Bowls and have won three titles, earning more Super Bowl appearance and championships than any other NFL team since 1994.

Kraft is on the board of directors for Viacom, the executive committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and the executive committee of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.