Dirk Van de Put
Dirk Van de Put is Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. Since assuming the CEO position in November 2017, Dirk has developed and mobilized a new corporate Purpose to empower people to snack right, as well as a long-term growth strategy and sustainability initiatives while delivering on key financial and strategic commitments.
Dirk joined the company from McCain Foods Limited, a privately-held Canadian company that is the largest marketer and manufacturer of frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers. Under his leadership, McCain saw strong growth in net sales, the majority of which was generated organically.
Before joining McCain, he was President of the Global OTC Division of Novartis Inc., a Swiss pharmaceutical company, and spent more than a decade with Groupe Danone, a maker of dairy, water, baby food and clinical nutrition products, where he served as President of the Americas Division and joint President of the Fresh Dairy Division. Dirk also holds a position as a Member of the Board of Directors at The Consumer Goods Forum, and has previously been a non-executive director of Mattel, Inc.
In the first 15 years of his career, Dirk held many sales and marketing roles in Europe and Latin America for Mars Inc., as well as The Coca-Cola Company, where he served as President, Coca-Cola Caribbean.
Dirk holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and a postgraduate degree in business from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Luca Zaramella is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of the company’s global Finance, Information and Technology Solutions and shared service functions.
Luca joined the company in 1996 in Italy before holding positions of increasing responsibility in Latin America, Europe and North America. Between 2014 and 2016, he served as Corporate Controller, Treasurer and global head of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Finance of Mondelēz Europe.
Luca graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Finance from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy, having specialized in Economics. Luca is fluent in spoken English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, and has lived and worked in Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the UK, the US and Brazil.
Paulette is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. She joined the company in June 2018 and is responsible for the company’s human resources function worldwide, including talent management, leadership and capability development, compensation and benefits, change management, employee relations as well as diversity and inclusion.
Paulette has been a leader in Human Resources for more than 25 years, partnering to drive business results through a focus on culture and talent to achieve long term business goals. Her areas of expertise include talent and organization development, change and transformation leadership that closely aligns an organization’s people assets to accelerate its business strategy.
Prior to joining the company, Paulette served as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Foot Locker, Inc., a global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel. Before Foot Locker, Paulette held various senior leadership positions at PepsiCo and The Pepsi Bottling Group in both developed and emerging markets, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Paulette received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut School of Business and holds an MBA with a focus in Business Management from PACE University.
Maurizio Brusadelli is Executive Vice President & President Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for more than 70 markets in the region. He is also a member of Mondelēz International’s global management team.
In 1993, Maurizio joined Kraft Foods in Italy as part of the Marketing department and subsequently moved into Sales and Trade Marketing. He assumed Marketing responsibility for the Italian division in 2002 and became Category Director, Philadelphia Europe in 2006. Maurizio moved to Spain in 2009 as Vice President & Managing Director of Kraft Foods Iberia. He went on to lead the Gum & Candy category in Europe and was appointed President of the UK, Ireland & Nordics operations in 2012.
He relocated to Singapore in 2014, to take on the role of President of Markets and Sales and Biscuits and was appointed to his current role in 2016.
Maurizio holds a degree in Business and Economics from Bocconi University, Milan and is a Chartered Accountant. Having lived and worked in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the UK and Singapore, he is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
Vince Gruber is Executive Vice President & President, Europe for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. Vince is responsible for driving growth across all snacking categories in the company’s largest region, as well as continuing to shape and drive the Mondelēz International “Snacking Made Right” strategy.
Vince joined Kraft Foods in 1989 as Junior Brand Manager for the Milka brand in Austria. Over the following years, he progressed through a number of positions of increasing responsibility, being appointed Marketing Manager for Chocolate in 1993, and later Marketing Director in charge of the Coffee & Foods business in 1997.
In 2000, Gruber left the company to join Red Bull Worldwide as General Manager for the startup businesses, based in Salzburg, Austria, where he had responsibility for Europe and the US. He returned to Kraft Foods in 2007 as the Director of the Chocolate category for the Germanic markets and the World Travel Retail business, a position he held until 2010 when he was appointed President Chocolate, leading and shaping the European Chocolate business over five years. In 2016, he was appointed President Western Europe, leading the Western European commercial business comprised of France, Benelux, Italy, Iberia and Greece.
Vince took over the leadership of the European business as Executive Vice President & President, Europe for Mondelēz International beginning in 2019.
Born in Merano, Italy, Vince holds a bachelor’s degree from the Commercial Technical Institute in Merano, Italy, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
Gustavo Valle is Executive Vice President and President, North America for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s $8.3Bn business in the US and Canada, including iconic brands such as OREO and belVita biscuits; Triscuit and Ritz crackers; Trident gum and Sour Patch Kids candy.
Gustavo joined Mondelēz International in early 2020, bringing more than three decades of leadership experience and expertise across Latin America, North America and Europe. Gustavo has a proven track record of having led food and beverage businesses, demonstrating strategic capabilities and operational excellence to turn around challenged businesses and drive growth. He started his career in Finance before ascending into general management roles for markets including Argentina and Brazil before taking on leadership roles in the US and Europe.
His passion for consumer-focused marketing, operational excellence and bold innovation has benefited the many brands he has led in categories such as Dairy and Beverages. In more than 20 years at Danone, he held roles including CFO Argentina; CEO Argentina; CEO Brazil; North America VP, Dairy Division; VP Dairy Division Europe and EVP, Dairy Division Worldwide.
Gustavo has a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a member of the Board for Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.
Sandra MacQuillan is Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. In this role, Sandra leads all aspects of the organization’s global supply chain including Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering, Sustainability and Safety. Sandra is passionate about the role the supply chain plays in leveraging deep understanding and partnership to drive value to the business.
Sandra joined the company in June 2019 from Kimberly-Clark where she was their first-ever Supply Chain Officer. She built their Supply Chain and Supply Chain Leadership team, and under her management, this work resulted in best-in-class performance in cost-savings and step-changes in cash, customer service, quality, safety and sustainability.
Prior to her time at Kimberly-Clark, Sandra worked at Mars Incorporated for more than 20 years, holding supply chain positions of increasing responsibility around the world. In her last role at Mars, she served as Global Vice President of Supply Chain for its $15 billion Global Petcare business.
Sandra has extensive international experience and has lived and worked in North America, Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She is on the Board for Trimble, serves on the SCM World’s Executive Advisory Board and is a Trustee for Atlanta International School, Atlanta, Georgia.
Sandra is a chartered mechanical engineer and was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in 2011. She was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of her work in encouraging young students, particularly women, into engineering.
Martin Renaud is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader evolving the role of snacking with 2021 net revenues of approximately $29 billion. In this role, Martin leads the growth and marketing of the company’s portfolio of global brands such as OREO, Cadbury, Milka, belVita, Halls and Trident. He leads the teams responsible for Media & Digital, Insights & Analytics, Category Growth Strategy, as well as Brand Strategy and Agency Relationships, and Marketing Capability.
Prior to joining the company, Martin held a variety of roles increasing in responsibility at Danone. Most recently, he served as President, Fresh Dairy Europe after working as Vice President Danone Waters Asia Pacific.
Throughout his career, Martin has lived and worked in both emerging and developed markets in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and North America.
Martin has an MBA from ESSEC Business School, France.
Christine Montenegro McGrath
Chris leads the global Impact agenda including Sustainability, Mindful Snacking, Impact Investing and Community Involvement at Mondelēz International, one of the world’s largest snacking companies with beloved brands like Oreo, Cadbury, and Milka. After a successful track record building brands and developing new products and growth platforms, Chris now brings her extensive innovation experience to challenges like deforestation, climate change, obesity, mindful snacking, and women’s empowerment. In all of this work, Chris finds the connection that drives growth of the business and positive social impact.
Chris created and is responsible for Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International’s signature sustainability program, which is investing $400 million over ten years in a holistic approach to lead the transformation of the cocoa supply chain through better farming practices, inclusive community empowerment, and forest conservation and restoration.
As a long-time passionate advocate for women and Latinos, Chris was chosen to be one of fifteen leaders on the company’s inaugural Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. Chris was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas in 2017 and 2018.
Chris spent over twenty years at Kraft Foods in a dynamic career in Marketing that spanned base brand management, new product innovation and multi-cultural. Chris led Kraft’s Latino Center of Excellence from 2009 to 2011 and was the driving force in significantly increasing the company’s investment and growth in the Latino market.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Philosophy from Boston College and a Masters in Marketing from J.L. Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. Chris received an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston College in 2021. Chris serves on the Executive Committee of the World Cocoa Foundation Board of Directors and co-chairs the Forest Positive Coalition of the Consumer Goods Forum. Chris serves on the Board of Directors of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart in Chicago. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two daughters.