Victoria Mars, WG'84

2017 Joseph Wharton Leadership Award

Victoria B. Mars, WG'84
Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated

Victoria B. Mars is a member of the Board of Directors for Mars, Incorporated. She is a fourth generation member of the Mars family whose great-grandfather, Frank C. Mars, founded the company in 1911.

Victoria has worked for the Mars business in the U.S. and internationally for over 35 years. She served as Chairman of the Board from 2014 to 2017, during which time the business combined Mars Chocolate and Wrigley, made strategic acquisitions in premium chocolate and veterinary services, and strengthened its partnerships to tackle industry-wide issues.

Committed to creating a great place to work, Victoria launched the company’s Ombudsman program, dedicated to addressing workplace issues in a confidential way, over 20 years ago.

Victoria graduated from Yale University and holds a master’s degree in finance from the Wharton School of Business.

Victoria is a cat lover who enjoys the mountains, traveling, skiing, cycling, and hiking.