DEERFIELD, Ill., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International today announced the appointment of Mohit Bhalla, 45, as Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Bhalla will lead the execution of the company's global merger, acquisition and divestiture activities reporting to Brian Gladden, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
"We couldn't be more pleased to have a seasoned M&A executive with Mohit's credentials joining our team," Gladden said. "As we continue to transform the company, M&A will be a key lever to help us expand our global footprint and focus our snacking portfolio. I'm confident that Mohit brings all the skills and experience we need to succeed in this arena."
Bhalla joins Mondelez International from Altria Group, where he served as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. He has a broad global background with nearly 20 years of experience in both corporate development and investment banking, having held leadership positions with Eastman Chemical Company and Citigroup. Bhalla earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
About Mondelez International
Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2014 revenue of $34 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate;Trident gum; Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.