Mondelez International, Deerfield, IL, has named Roberto Marques executive vice president and president, North America. Based in East Hanover, NJ, he will be responsible for leading the company’s $7 billion business in the U.S. and Canada, which includes brands like Oreo and belVita biscuits and Triscuit and Wheat Thins crackers. He succeeds Mark Clouse, who became the company's chief growth officer last July.
“I'm delighted to welcome Roberto to the Mondelez International family,” says Mondelez chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld. “His knowledge of consumer brands, strong leadership capabilities and extensive global experience make him a terrific addition to our North America region and my leadership team. He will play a critical role in driving our growth and margin-expansion agendas.”
Marques will also become a business sponsor on the company's Supply Chain Reinvention Steering Committee and Sales & Marketing Optimization team as well as a member of Mondelez's newly formed Growth Council.
Marques comes to Mondelez from Johnson & Johnson, where he most recently served as company group chairman, Consumer North America, overseeing all aspects the $6 billion business. Prior to that, he held several senior management roles at J&J.