NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Tracey Belcourt has been named executive vice-president of strategy for Kraft Foods Inc., effective in September. Ms. Belcourt will lead the strategy function and mergers and acquisition activities for the global snacks company, Mondelez International, Inc., following the expected spin-off of Kraft's North American grocery business on Oct. 1.

“Tracey is a highly accomplished corporate strategist with extensive background in consumer industries,” said Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive officer. “She has broad international work experience throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. She joins us at an exciting time, as we chart the course for our new global snacks company.”

Ms. Belcourt has been a partner at Bain & Co. in Toronto since 1999, leading teams that specialized in the design and implementation of growth strategies to improve business performance across a variety of consumer industries. She was an economic consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development in Africa in 1999, and prior to that, she spent five years as an assistant professor of economics at Concordia University in Montreal.

She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Alberta and a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Queen’s University in Canada.