Mars Names Russell Stokes Chief Strategy Officer

Posted On: 7/1/2019

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MCLEAN, VA -- Russell Stokes has joined Mars Inc. in the newly created role of chief strategy officer.

He will be responsible for overseeing Mars' enterprise strategy, portfolio strategy and transformation agenda.

Stokes joins Mars from Whirlpool Corp., where he was the head of strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to his three years with Whirlpool, Stokes was a partner and managing director with the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked extensively with Mars on a range of topics.

"In today's dynamic business landscape, change and uncertainty is the new norm and companies have to be relevant, consumer-focused and agile," said Mars chief financial officer Claus Aagaard. "Russell will bring a depth of knowledge and experience to define and enable our growth plans in the current environment, with a view for the long term, while helping us continue to create products and services that our customers and consumers love."