TORONTO — Karla Schlieper has been named president of Mondelez Canada effective Jan. 17. She will succeed Martin Parent, who is leaving the company after leading the Canadian business for the past three years.
Ms. Schlieper has been with Mondelez for over eight years, including the last three as President of the Southern Cone region (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). Previously, she served as President of Cookies for Latin America, Manager of the Cookies Business Unit and Manager of the Beverages Business Unit.
Prior to Mondelez, she was VP of Marketing Skincare and Home at Flora, and spent 18 years at Unilever in a variety of roles including Latin America Marketing Director for Foods – Knorr and Arisco .
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
“We are excited to welcome Karla to the North America region and to our Canadian business as we focus on pursuing our growth ambition and leadership in snacks in Canada,” said Glen. Walter, Executive Vice President and President, North America, at Mondelez International. “His passion for developing people, coupled with a strong end-to-end business acumen, positions him well to lead the Canadian company into its next phase and achieve its growth objectives.
“We would also like to thank Martin Parent for his leadership in the Canadian business over the past few years, including his role in advancing our snacks ambition and prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and our company during a very difficult time. »