Cooper succeeds Clive Jones, who will take on the new role of business president for central Europe, EU central sales and global licensing.
Cooper will be responsible for the company’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz manufactures and sells brands such as Cadbury, Oreo, Maynards Bassetts, Ritz, belVita, Freia and Maribou.
Since joining Mondelēz in 2008, Cooper “has successfully led biscuit, chocolate and confectionery businesses both in the US and internationally”. Prior to Mondelēz, he worked at The Hershey Company between 2003-2008 and at Nabisco between 1997-2002.
Cooper said: “The business continues to deliver strong growth year-on-year, investing in our operations, colleagues and best-loved brands. I’m looking forward to building on this success, responding to changing customer expectations in a dynamic policy environment.”