DEERFIELD, ILL. — Luca Zaramella has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Mondelez International, Inc., effective Aug. 1. A 20-year veteran of the company, he currently is senior vice-president of corporate finance.
In his new role, Mr. Zaramella will oversee the company’s global finance, information and technology solutions and shared services functions. He will replace Brian Gladden, who is leaving the company to pursue an opportunity outside of the consumer goods sector.
“Luca is a strong financial and strategic leader who possesses deep knowledge of our commercial business at a local level around the world, and deep financial expertise,” said Dirk Van de Put, chairman and chief executive officer of Mondelez International. “He has been developed to take on this role for many years and has been closely involved in the development of our new strategic framework. I feel fortunate to have such an experienced executive move seamlessly into the c.f.o. role, and I’m excited to partner with him as we deliver on our new long-term strategy and drive shareholder value creation.”
Mr. Zaramella began his career with Mondelez International in Italy and advanced to increasingly senior positions in Latin America, Europe and North America. He later become senior vice-president of finance for Mondelez Europe from 2011 to 2014, then senior vice-president and corporate controller from 2014 to 2016. He assumed his current position in 2016.
Mr. Gladden, who joined Mondelez International in 2014 as c.f.o., said, “I have enjoyed working with the Mondelez International team to build a world-class global finance organization. Leaving the company is a tough decision, but I look forward to a new career experience and depart knowing that Luca is an ideal choice to be the company’s next c.f.o.
“Luca and I have worked side-by-side over the past few years, and I have incredible respect for his financial expertise and company knowledge. I’m confident in the company’s long-term strategic direction and the team who will lead its delivery, including Dirk, and now, Luca.”
Mr. Van de Put joined the company as c.e.o. late last year.