Karla Schlieper has been named president of Mondelēz Canada, effective January 17, 2022. She succeeds Martin Parent, who will be leaving the organization in early January.
Schlieper comes to the leadership role in Canada following her success leading the Mondelēz business in Latin America's Southern Cone region (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). In that position, which she has held since May 2019, Schlieper led a substantial turnaround of the business, against a challenging backdrop of the pandemic and in a volatile economy and demanding business climate.
Schlieper joined Mondelēz International in 2013, bringing with her strong experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, including senior strategy roles with Unilever and J&F Group in both Latin America and Europe. Within Mondelēz, she has advanced through a number of different roles, including Director, Powdered Beverages, Brazil, Category Director, Biscuits, Brazil, Equity Director for Latin America Biscuits and Vice President, Biscuits for Latin America. In her role as VP, Biscuits, she helped drive strong category growth while building a high-performing leadership team. 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.