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Mondelez selected Dirk Van de Put as CEO

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Staff Writer | Deerfield, Ill., USA | August 3, 2017
Dirk Van de PutAugust 3, 2017, Deerfield, Ill., USA - Mondelez International, a confectionery, food, and beverage company, unanimously selected Dirk Van de Put, current president and CEO of McCain Foods, as CEO, effective November 2017.
Mr. Van de Put will also join the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Van de Put brings nearly 30 years of experience in the food and consumer package industry to this new leadership role.

Mr. Van de Put joins Mondelez International from McCain Foods, a privately held Canadian company that is the largest marketer and manufacturer of frozen french fries, potato specialties and appetizers with sales in more than 160 countries.

Prior to joining McCain, he held executive positions with Novartis, Groupe Danone, The Coca-Cola Company and Mars, Incorporated.

He graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Gent in Belgium and a post-graduate in marketing and management from the University of Antwerp.

Mr. Van de Put is fluent in five languages, including English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Portuguese.