Belgian CEO to lead snack giant Mondelez International28/09/2017

Effective November 2017, Belgian Dirk Van de Put will be entrusted with the leadership of Mondelez International, a biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages giant, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

Dirk was unanimously selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz International. Van de Put will also join the company's Board of Directors in March 2018, assuming then the role of Chairman and CEO.

Van de Put brings nearly 30 years of experience in the food and consumer package industry to this new leadership role. He joins Mondelēz International from McCain Foods, the largest marketer and manufacturer of frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers with sales in more than 160 countries.

Prior to joining McCain, Van de Put held executive positions with Novartis, Groupe Danone, The Coca-Cola Company and Mars, Incorporated. He graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Gent in Belgium and a post-graduate in marketing and management from the University of Antwerp.


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