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01/11/2022

Karla Schlieper named president of Mondelēz Canada

Schlieper to take over from Martin Parent, who left the company in early January.
Michelle Warren
Editor & Associate Publisher, Convenience Store News Canada
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Karla Schlieper takes over as president, Mondelēz Canada, effective January 17, succeeding Martin Parent.

Since May 2019, Schlieper has led the Mondelēz business in Latin America's Southern Cone region (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), where she is credited for spearheading "a substantial turnaround of the business, against a challenging backdrop of the pandemic and in a volatile economy and demanding business climate," according to a company release. 

Schlieper joined Mondelēz International in 2013 and has held several roles, including director, powdered beverages, Brazil; category director, biscuits, Brazil; equity director for Latin America Biscuits; and VP, biscuits for Latin America. In her role as VP, biscuits, she helped drive strong category growth while building a high-performing leadership team. The company says, "Schlieper played an important role in the implementation of a new operating model in Latin America, establishing new ways of working and integrating and enhancing key business processes."

She has also held several senior roles in other consumer-packaged goods companies, including with Unilever and J&F Group in both Latin America and Europe. 

"We are excited to welcome Karla to the North America region, and to our Canadian business, as we focus on driving our growth ambition and snacking leadership in Canada," said Glen Walter, EVP and president, North America for Mondelēz International. "Her passion for developing people, paired with strong end-to-end business acumen, positions her well to lead the Canada business in its next phase, and in achieving its growth targets."