Andy Pharoah will be honoured with the Individual Achievement SABRE Award on 28 May 2020, at the Virtual North American SABRE Awards.

Pharoah is selected for the award after playing a key role in the transformation of Mars from low-profile private company to a leading proponent of purpose that is willing to engage on social issues, particularly in terms of sustainability and corporate citizenship.

Pharoah has spent 12 years with Mars, most recently as VP of corporate affairs and sustainability. He leads the company’s communications, government relations, stakeholder engagement and corporate brand, including for the company's management team and board of directors. Pharoah also stewards Mars' ambitious sustainability objectives and the programs in place to make the company’s operations 'sustainable in a generation.'

"Andy’s talents as a professional communicator and business leader are made exponentially stronger by his pragmatism, his drive for simplicity and boldness, and his willingness to take a contrarian point of view," said Mars Incorporated CEO Grant F. Reid. "On our Mars leadership team, he helps the team see around corners, while pushing us to step out of our comfort zones. Today, when we need to exude calm and capable reaction to a situation without precedent, I deeply appreciate Andy’s experience and leadership in crisis management and the excellent work of he and his team in connecting with our associates, stakeholders and communities with empathy and speed.

"Mars is fortunate to have Andy as our corporate affairs and sustainability leader and I truly value him as a colleague," added Reid. "This recognition is a testament to his belief in business as a force for good and his commitment and success in helping Mars live up to our own Five Principles and Purpose. He is helping us create the world we want tomorrow through how we do business today."  

Prior to his current role, Pharoah served as SVP of corporate affairs, sustainability & strategy for Wrigley, a segment of Mars, Incorporated. His responsibilities encompassed all aspects of corporate affairs, leadership of global sustainability, and leadership of the development and deployment of Wrigley’s business strategy.

A native Londoner, Pharoah began his career in UK politics. He then spent 13 years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he worked with a wide range of companies, governments and NGOs as head of the corporate practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.