DEERFIELD, ILL. — Mohit Bhalla has joined Mondelēz International as vice-president of corporate development. In this role, Mr. Bhalla will lead the execution of the company’s global merger, acquisition and divestiture activities reporting to Brian Gladden, executive vice-president and chief financial officer.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have a seasoned M&A executive with Mohit’s credentials joining our team,” Mr. Gladden said. “As we continue to transform the company, M&A will be a key lever to help us expand our global footprint and focus our snacking portfolio. I’m confident that Mohit brings all the skills and experience we need to succeed in this arena.”

Prior to joining Mondelēz International Mr. Bhalla was vice-president of strategy and business development at Altria Group. He has a broad global background with nearly 20 years of experience in both corporate development and investment banking, having held leadership positions with Eastman Chemical Co. and Citigroup.

He received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of business administration degree in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.