Confectionery giant Mondelēz International has appointed Dirk Van de Put, current president and ceo of McCain Foods, to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as ceo – effective from November.
Van de Put will also join the company’s board of directors. Rosenfeld will continue as chairman of the board until March 31 next year, at which point she is to retire and Van de Put will assume the role.
He brings 30 years of experience in the food and drink industry to his new role and has held executive positions with Novartis, Danone, The Coca-Cola Company and Mars.
Commenting on Van de Put’s appointment, Rosenfeld said: “The board and I are confident that Dirk Van de Put is the right leader to take us forward. He is a seasoned global ceo with deep experience and expertise in all critical business and commercial operations in both emerging and developed markets.”