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Kraft Heinz will replace CEO Bernardo Hees, who has led the company since its creation in a 2015 merger of Kraft and Heinz that was arranged by Warren Buffett and private equity firm 3G Capital, with AB InBev's former chief marketing officer Miguel Patricio, effective July 1.

Why it matters: It's the most significant leadership change since the merger, and it comes at a crucial time. Kraft Heinz has been struggling in recent years, with a failed bid for Unilever, stagnant sales, a $15.4 billion writedown of key brands and an SEC investigation into accounting practices.

Between the lines: With Hees' departure, as CNBC points out, "one of the companies most closely associated with 3G Capital will no longer be run by a 3G partner." The founders of 3G Capital, which owns 22% of Kraft Heinz, are among the biggest shareholders of AB InBev, Bloomberg reports.

Go deeper: How Unilever dodged a bullet

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President Trump's policy legacy is as much defined by what he's ignored as by what he's involved himself in.

The big picture: Over the past four years, Trump has interested himself in only a slim slice of the government he leads. Outside of trade, immigration, a personal war against the "Deep State" and the hot foreign policy issue of the moment, Trump has left many of his Cabinet secretaries to work without interruption, let alone direction.

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The big picture: While the forces of automation and AI will eliminate some jobs and create some new ones, the vast majority will remain but be dramatically changed. The challenge for employers will be ensuring workforces are ready for the effects of technology.