Mondelēz International has named Martin Parent president of Mondelēz Canada effective March 26.
Parent is responsible for the oversight of the company’s new Canada Business Unit. He will lead one of Mondelēz International’s biggest markets and the second largest snacking company in Canada, with nine locations and more than 2,400 employees across Canada.
Martin most recently served as president and CEO of Ultima Foods. He also served as general manager at MARS Inc. from 2011 to 2014 in the Gulf/Middle East, Turkey and Africa. From 2003 to 2010 he worked for Cadbury in Canada, Australia and Southeast Asia.
Parent will be based out of Mondelēz Canada’s head office in Toronto and report directly to Glen Walter, executive vice president and president, North America.