DEERFIELD, IL -- Mondelez International has named Mark Clouse to the newly created position of chief growth officer.
Clouse, 46, will be accountable for the key areas of the company's growth strategy, and will oversee the teams responsible for corporate strategy, global marketing and sales, research, development and quality.
Clouse has held a variety of senior positions during his 18 years with the company. Since the launch of Mondelez International in 2012, he has served as president of its North American business. Prior to the spinoff of the company's North American grocery operations, Clouse was president of Kraft Foods' snacks and confectionery business in North America.
As part of the reorganization, Mary Beth West, Mondelez executive vice-president and chief category and marketing officer, will be leaving the company.
In related news, Mondelez said it will transition to a "region category-led" operating model worldwide. The model, which is already used in Europe and North America, is meant to "drive growth, streamline decision-making and accelerate speed to market," the company said.