Luca Zaramella, the new CFO of Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International has appointed its senior vice-president of corporate finance Luca Zaramella as its new chief financial officer, effective from 1 August 2018.
Zaramella has held several roles at Mondelēz over a 20-year career at the company, and he will now succeed Brian Gladden in the role as Gladden is moving on after 10 years as a public company CFO.
Zaramella has held several senior roles at the company over the last four years, including corporate controller, treasurer and global head of financial planning & analysis, and Mondelēz claims that these roles have prepared him for this role.
The company added that Zaramella has “broad financial experience in both emerging and developed markets, and a track record of delivering strong results”, as he has held senior positions in Latin America, Europe and North America.
Dirk Van de Put, chairman and chief executive officer of Mondelēz International said: Luca is a strong financial and strategic leader who possesses deep knowledge of our commercial business at a local level around the world, and deep financial expertise.
“He has been developed to take on this role for many years and has been closely involved in the development of our new strategic framework.
“I feel fortunate to have such an experienced executive move seamlessly into the CFO role, and I’m excited to partner with him as we deliver on our new long-term strategy and drive shareholder value creation.
“I want to thank Brian for his many contributions to our company, including helping with my transition into the CEO role.
“We wish him all the best in this exciting new chapter of his career and appreciate his commitment to helping prepare Luca for this role.”
Gladden added: “I have enjoyed working with the Mondelēz International team to build a world-class global Finance organization.
Leaving the company is a tough decision, but I look forward to a new career experience and depart knowing that Luca is an ideal choice to be the company’s next CFO.
“Luca and I have worked side-by-side over the past few years, and I have incredible respect for his financial expertise and company knowledge.
“I’m confident in the company’s long-term strategic direction and the team who will lead its delivery, including Dirk, and now, Luca.”
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