Mondelēz taps former Coke exec to President, North America business

USA – Mondelēz International has announced that Glen Walter, 49, will join the company beginning November as Executive Vice President and President, North America responsible for leading the company’s US$7 billion business in the United States and Canada.

The maker of famous brands including Oreo and belVita biscuits, Triscuit and Good Thinscrackers, Trident gum and Halls cough drops announces the appointment of Glen after the recent appointment of Dirk van de Put as CEO, replacing the departing long serving Irene Rosenfeld.

He joins the company from the Coca-Cola Company, where he has held a variety of leadership positions over the past decade.

Since 2014, he served as CEO of Coca-Cola Industries China, before which he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Coca-Cola in North America.

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He is credited with accelerating revenue growth, improved productivity and expand routes to market and delivery of growth of market share growth and operating income expansion for the global beverage maker.

He also served as President of beer maker, InBevUSA in addition to various general management and M&A roles within InBev and Interbrew, including leading the integration of Bass Ale and Beck’s.

Walter succeeds Tim Cofer, who stepped into the North American leadership role on an interim basis in April.

Cofer will now return full time to his responsibilities as Chief Growth Officer.

“Glen is an inspirational leader with an impressive track record of building brands and driving growth in North America and beyond,” said Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld.

“His deep operating experience in complex businesses, including a strong focus on sales excellence, make him a terrific leader for our North America region. I’m delighted to welcome Glen to the Mondelēz International family.”

Walter earned a bachelor’s degree in international business and economics from Boston University.

He also attended the Executive Leadership Program at INSEAD and Wharton.

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