McCain’s Dirk Van de Put to become Mondelēz CEO

Replaces succeed Irene Rosenfeld who retires from the$26 billion snack manufacturer in March 2018.

August 2, 2017   by PLANT STAFF

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Mondelēz International has appointed Dirk Van de Put, current president and CEO of McCain Foods, to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz International.

McCain Foods, a $9.1 billion privately held Canadian company with its corporate headquarters in Toronto, is the largest manufacturer of frozen french fries, potato products and appetizers with sales in more than 160 countries.

Rosenfeld will steps down in November, but will continue as chairman of the board until March 31, 2018 when she will retire and Van de Put assumes the role.

Van de Put brings nearly 30 years of experience in the food and consumer package industry. During his six-year tenure at McCain Foods, net sales by more than 50%, generating more than 75% of that growth organically.


Prior to joining McCain, he held executive positions with Novartis, Groupe Danone, The Coca-Cola Company and Mars Inco. H

Mondelēz International, based in Derrfield, Ill., is a $26 billion global company that manufactures biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages. Global brands include Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum.

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