Charisse Hughes

Charisse Hughes

SVP & Global CMO, The Kellogg Company

Charisse is SVP and Global CMO of the Kellogg Company, where she manages the Global Growth Marketing Team, including oversight of our global brands and categories, insights and analytics and marketing capability building. 

Charisse has more than 23 years as a marketing executive leading global, consumer brands with worldwide scope in beauty, fashion and retail. During her career, Charisse has built a reputation for digital and brand marketing excellence, consumer centricity, innovative strategic thinking and financial accountability.

Prior to joining Kellogg in 2020, she was the CMO for Pandora Jewelry, where she spent nearly six years as CMO of the Americas Region, inspiring key consumers to reappraise the brand, co-leading Pandora’s entry into Latin America, launching the brand’s e-commerce business in the United States and Canada and driving it’s omni-retail and digital transformation. 

Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade with The Estee Lauder Companies as SVP of Global Marketing, where she used disruptive marketing strategies to shift perceptions of the company’s $2.9 billion flagship Estee Lauder brand and grow the business in emerging markets such as China.

Charisse serves on the Board of Directors for the shoe company, Crocs, and is an advisor to the board for Pixability, the #1 YouTube optimization and brand suitability platform. Her experience also includes prior marketing and brand leadership roles with Avon Products, Inc. and Sara Lee Corporation. 

She has a master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Howard University. She lives in Ellicott City with her husband, Gene and bonus children, Gene III and Jadyn.

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