Mondelez Elevates Deepak Iyer to EVP & President of AMEA

May 10, 2023
He replaces Maurizio Brusadelli, who leaves “to pursue an external leadership opportunity.”

Mondelez International on June 5 will promote Deepak Iyer from president of India & Southeast Asia to Executive Vice President and President of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). He replaces Maurizio Brusadelli, who leaves the company “to pursue [an] external leadership opportunity.”

Iyer will lead the company’s $6.8 billion AMEA business across more than 70 countries, which includes brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury chocolate and Kinh Do cakes. “With close to three decades of leadership experience and a strong track record of success driving the growth of brands in emerging markets across Asia and Africa, Deepak is the ideal leader to continue our strong and sustained growth across the AMEA region,” said Chairman and CEO Dirk Van de Put.

Iyer is an engineer with an MBA. He previously worked at PepsiCo and Wrigley India. He’s led Mondelez’s India business since 2016, but they did not say how long he’s been with the company.

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