Mars names new global president
Mars has elevated its Chief Marketing and Customer Officer to be its next Global President.
The company announced that Andrew Clarke will become Global President in September. He will be based at Mars Wrigley Confectionery's global headquarters in Chicago.
Since 2015 Clarke has been Chief Marketing and Customer Officer. In this role he has led Mars' marketing and sales capabilities, including the development of an integrated strategy that leverages Mars' brands while building strong relationships with global customers.
"Andrew is the right person to lead Mars Wrigley Confectionery into its next chapter. His track record for driving ambitious change while delivering results is the fuel our business needs to thrive in an ever changing consumer and retail landscape," said Grant F. Reid, CEO of Mars, Incorporated. "Andrew brings great global perspective, combined with a principled approach to leadership and passion for engaging and inspiring teams."
He joined Mars in the U.K. in 2000 as Category Leadership Director for Mars Chocolate and since then has built leadership experience and responsibility through a wide range of general management roles spanning across the Chocolate, Petcare and Food segments. He has led geographic operations at country level in the U.K. and Ireland and was Regional President for Petcare in Latin America from 2011 to 2014.
Clarke replaces Martin Radvan, who is retiring after a 32-year career with Mars that extended across multiple functions, business segments and countries. Radvan has led the integration of the Mars Chocolate and Wrigley segments into Mars Wrigley Confectionery, the world's leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints, and fruity confections.
With over $35 billion in sales, Mars is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved CPG brands. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Mars operates in more than 80 countries.