Deerfield, IL — Fifteen “Joy Ambassadors,” employees from Mondelez International, Inc., are going to Ghana on a two-week skills-exchange mission to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers and share their business expertise to accelerate the impact of the company’s Cocoa Life sustainability program, the CPG firm reports.
“The Joy Ambassador program supports our ongoing commitment to empower people to snack right by building a cocoa world that delivers positive impact for people and planet,” says Sarah Delea, president of the Mondelez International Foundation and senior director for well-being and community involvement. “Our Ambassadors gain a deeper understanding of our cocoa supply chain first-hand, grow as leaders and come back to their teams with fresh insights and inspiration from this life-changing experience.”
Now in its fifth year, the program is funded by the Mondelez International Foundation through a partnership with independent international development organization VPO.
The 2018 Joy Ambassador class is:
- Colin Antoni, Plant Manager — Australia
- Chelsea Briner, Associate Director, Shelf Availability — U.S.
- Betina Corbellini, Human Resources Business Lead, Supply Chain, Latin America — Brazil
- Caroline Decker, Senior Manager, Global Strategy — U.S.
- Stefka Ivanova, Category Planning Manager, South Central Europe — Bulgaria
- Kalshelia Lloyd, Associate Director, Marketing Gum Equity — U.S.
- Joaquin Petroni, Senior Counsel, Southern Cone — Argentina
- Ricardo Quintero, Senior Group Leader, Research, Development & Quality — Colombia
- Dara Kasouaher, Director Tax Transfer Pricing — U.S.
- Michelle Santillan, Category Marketing Manager, Chocolate — Philippines
- Andre Silva, Associate Director, Supply Chain Management — Brazil
- Ilona Simcoe, Quality Manager — Canada
- Herb Smith, Manager Cocoa Chocolate & Nuts Sourcing — U.S.
- Marcelo Trez, Sales Associate Director, Modern Trade — Brazil
- David Whitworth, Manager FP&A Overheads — UK