Mondelēz International has announced the appointment of Jay Cooper as President, Northern Europe.
Mr Cooper will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz manufactures and sells some of Europe’s best-loved brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Maynards Bassetts, Ritz, belVita, Freia and Maribou.
Since joining the company, Mr Cooper, a 20-year Mondelēz International veteran, has successfully led biscuit, chocolate, and confectionary businesses both in the US and internationally during his career; most recently holding the position of senior vice president of Growth for North America. He brings to the role a consistent track record of commercial performance, building the company’s marketing capabilities, delivering top-tier marketing activity, and producing best-in-class digital and social marketing.
Mr Cooper replaces Clive Jones who takes on a new role within the business as president Central Europe, EU central sales & global licensing. Mr Jones will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in Central Europe, which spans more than 20 markets.
Mr Cooper commented: “I’m delighted to lead one of Northern Europe’s largest, most admired companies, home to iconic brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Marabou and Freia. The business continues to deliver strong growth year-on-year, investing in our operations, colleagues and best-loved brands. I’m looking forward to building on this success, responding to changing customer expectations in a dynamic policy environment.”