Mondelēz Appoints Lilak EVP, Chief People Officer


Chicago — Mondelēz International, Inc. has appointed Stephanie Lilak executive vice-president and chief people officer, effective January 15.

Lilak will be responsible for oversight of the company’s human resources function worldwide, including talent management, leadership and capability development, compensation and benefits, change management and employee relations, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. She will report directly to Dirk Van de Put, chairman and CEO, and will be a member of the Mondelēz International Leadership Team. Lilak replaces Paulette Alviti, who will retire in April following a transition period, after five-and-a-half years with the company.

“Having a winning growth culture, anchored by engaged talent, future-focused capabilities and diversity, equity and inclusion, is an absolutely critical part of our current and future success as an organization,” says Van de Put. “I am excited for Stephanie’s leadership as a champion of our people and culture.”

Van de Put adds: “I want to share my deep appreciation for Paulette’s great leadership in enhancing our culture at Mondelēz International and setting us on the path for an exciting future. She has made a measured impact improving our operating model, HR systems and processes and engagement as an organization, and I greatly appreciate her years as a trusted partner for me and our leadership team.”

Lilak joins the company from Bumble, Inc., and is a two-time public-company Chief Human Resources Officer with experience across multiple industries. She grew her career at General Mills, spending 23 years in human resources leadership roles including sales, operations, and international positions.

“After spending the majority of my more than 30-year career working in food, the opportunity to lead people and culture development for such a dynamic global company with a portfolio of iconic snacking brands is very exciting,” says Lilak. “I look forward to working with Dirk and the leadership team to build on the company’s great momentum in pursuing an exciting long-term vision.”