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Ian Burton

Ian Burton



Ian Burton is a highly experienced business leader, with a career spanning a broad range of functions and geographies, having worked in emerging and established markets for Mars Incorporated.

Since August 2017, he has been the Regional President of Mars Wrigley Confectionery, China (a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated), based out of Guangzhou. Before this appointment, he was Regional President for Wrigley Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Regional President for Wrigley, Europe and prior to that, supported the integration of the newly acquired Wrigley business into Mars, as GM of Wrigley UK.

Between 2005 and 2009, he was GM of the Mars South African business with responsibility for sub-Saharan Africa. He joined Mars in 1998 in South Africa as Sales and Marketing Director.

As well as being a member of the global Mars Wrigley Confectionery leadership team, he is a Director of the Wrigley Company Foundation, which has a mission to improve the health of people and our planet through initiatives focused on oral health, environmental stewardship, and local needs that ensure healthy communities.

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