Mondelez names new chief for Clif Bar

CHICAGO — Alexandre Zigliara has been named president of Clif Bar. He succeeds Sally Grimes, who has served as Clif Bar’s chief executive officer since May 2020 however shall be stepping down on the finish of February.

“Sally is an unbelievable enterprise chief,” stated Laurie Guzzinati, vp of company and authorities affairs for North America at Mondelez. “She and Alex have had a really collaborative relationship in supporting the combination and proceed to work intently collectively.”

Mr. Zigliara had been main the worldwide integration of Clif Bar for the reason that firm was acquired by Mondelez International, Inc. for $2.9 billion in August 2022. Earlier, he spent a 12 months as senior vp and common supervisor of strategic development channels at Mondelez.

Previous to Mondelez, Mr. Zigliara spent greater than 17 years at The Coca-Cola Co. in a wide range of management roles all through the world, together with president and common supervisor of the corporate’s operations in Italy and Albania. He started his profession as a wine class supervisor at Brown-Forman.

He obtained a bachelor’s diploma at Lycee de Vernon, a grasp’s diploma in advertising on the College of Utah — David Eccles College of Enterprise and grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration at Ecole Superieure de Commerce Et de Administration.

“I’m humbled by the distinction to steer such a proficient group with such a deep ardour for Clif’s goal and tradition and elevating the bar,” Mr. Zigliara famous in a LinkedIn posting. “I’m tremendous excited for us to take this very particular model and enterprise to new heights.”

Ms. Guzzinati stated a brand new management group for Clif Bar was introduced internally in January, and several other different Clif Bar executives are transitioning out of the enterprise. The brand new leaders shall be launched over the following few months.

“I might spotlight that the management group transferring ahead for the enterprise completely has various people who’ve been unbelievable expertise throughout the Clif group who will proceed on to assist carry the Clif enterprise transferring ahead,” Ms. Guzzinati stated.