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New UK Chief at Mondelez International

New UK Chief at Mondelez International
April 21
15:06 2016

Mondelez International has appointed Mike Taylor as managing director for its UK business. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading Mondelez’ commercial operations in the UK and working in partnership with customers to drive growth.

Mondelēz International is the UK’s largest branded food manufacturer, home to household favourites including Cadbury chocolate, Maynards Bassetts sweets, Oreo and Belvita biscuits and Ritz crisps.

Mary Barnard, president Northern Europe, Mondelēz International, says: “I am delighted that Mike Taylor will be taking up the role of UK Managing Director. I have no doubt his deep knowledge of the UK market and expansive experience within our commercial business will be the ideal ingredients for continuing the growth of our UK business.”

Mike Taylor started his career at Kraft Foods, where he spent 12 years in a number of commercial roles. He left in 2006 where he held a number of sales roles including the General Manager for Kellogg’s UK snacks business. Mike Taylor returned to Kraft Foods as Field Sales Director in 2011 and in 2013 became part of the UK commercial leadership team.

MondelezLogoOver the last 18 months, Mike Taylor has been leading Mondelez International in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where he managed the carve out of the coffee business into Mondelez’ joint venture with Douwe Egbert Master Blenders – JDE – and created the snacks business focused on chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy.

Mike Taylor has replaced Phil Greenhalgh, who has left Mondelēz International to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

Mondelēz International has nine locations across Great Britain, from South Devon to North Yorkshire, employing over 4,000 people who invent, manufacture and deliver some of the nation’s best loved brands. Since 2010, Mondelez has invested over £200 million in manufacturing and R&D in the UK.

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