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Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) CEO Dirk Van de Put Presents at 2022 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference

Jun. 01, 2022 1:29 PM ETMondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)
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Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) 2022 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference June 1, 2022 10:00 AM ET

Company Participants

Dirk Van de Put - Chairman and CEO

Luca Zaramella - Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Alexia Howard - Bernstein

Alexia Howard

And everybody hear me alright? I'm Alexia Howard, I'm the U.S. Food Analyst for Bernstein and welcome to our 38 Strategic Decisions Conference. Can't believe that we're actually back in person after three-years. It's my great pleasure to welcome Dirk Van de Put and Luca Zaramella for Mondelez, the CEO and CFO respectively. Dirk has been at the helm for the last five-years and obviously the company has been proving very resilient so far through the pandemic and now through the supply chain issues that everybody is wrestling with.

So maybe just to kick things off, let's just start with a wide-open question here Dirk. You're coming up on your five-year anniversary at the helm of the company and the business has certainly seen a marked acceleration in the top line since you took over. What have been the key milestones for you in the company over the last few years?

Dirk Van de Put

When I arrived, the company just had gone through a period where it was very focused on the margins and on the cost picture, then the big question was could we make the shift from a cost and margin viewpoint to better top line growth? And I think that has been a milestone for us that we've been able to make the turn and we've been able to increase our market shares and so on, that would be one thing for me.

The second big milestone that I would say is that if you look at our portfolio of brands, we were -- before we were very focused

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