Mondelēz International has announced Karla Schlieper will be taking the reins of Mondelēz Canada, effective January 17. Schlieper previously headed the Mondelēz business in Latin America’s Southern Cone region (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay). In that position since May 2019, Schlieper led a substantial turnaround of the business, against a challenging backdrop of the pandemic and in a volatile economy and demanding business climate.
Prior to joining Mondelēz International in 2013, Schlieper held senior strategy roles with Unilever and J&F Group in both Latin America and Europe. Within Mondelēz, she has served in a variety of roles, including director, powdered beverages, Brazil; category director, biscuits, Brazil; equity director for Latin America biscuits; and vice president, biscuits for Latin America. In her role as VP, Biscuits, she helped drive strong category growth while building a high-performing leadership team. Schlieper played an important role in the implementation of a new operating model in Latin America, establishing new ways of working and integrating and enhancing key business processes.
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“We are excited to welcome Karla to the North America region, and to our Canadian business, as we focus on driving our growth ambition and snacking leadership in Canada,” says Glen Walter, executive vice president and president, North America for Mondelēz International. “Her passion for developing people, paired with strong end-to-end business acumen, positions her well to lead the Canada business in its next phase, and in achieving its growth targets.”
Over recent years, the Mondelez Canada business has established a strong snacking vision and focused on being a preferred partner to customers, and was recognized as a top employer and Great Place to Work for 2021.