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Dirk Van de Put

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Dirk Van de Put

Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International, Inc.
Dirk Van de Put

Dirk Van de Put is Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International, a global snacking leader with 2022 net revenues of approximately $31 billion driven by iconic brands such as Oreo, Ritz, LU, Clif Bar and Tate's Bake Shop biscuits and baked snacks, and well as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate. 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. Earlier, 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. Dirk also serves on 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.