Mondelēz International appoints new managing director for Malaysia

Mondelēz International (Malaysia), the maker of brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Oreo, Jacobs, Belvita and Twisties, has appointed James Kane (pictured) as managing director for Malaysia. Kane is tasked to drive further growth and operational excellence in Malaysia.

Prior to his appointment, Kane had over two decades of experience in sales, business planning, and execution. He has been with Mondelēz International since 1999, holding various leadership roles around Australia and even in New Zealand. He will be replacing Swadheen Sharma, who assumed a new role as managing director for Southern, Central and Eastern Africa.

He added, “Continuing this momentum, the business is ready to unlock new ways in bringing meaningful innovation and delighting our consumers. I’m passionate about growing our people, business and impact, while expanding our category leadership in chocolates, biscuits and salty snacks in Malaysia – just the way we are in every market we play.”