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Chief Research and Development Officer



David Cech

Senior Vice President & Principal

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Position Summary:

Slayton Search Partners is thrilled to have successfully completed the recruitment of a new Chief Research & Development Officer (Executive Vice President; company officer and member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team) for our client, Mondelēz International.


Our placement, Daniel Ramos is a talented senior executive with over 25 years of FMCG experience building and leading Innovation and R&D organizations globally. He has lived and worked in multiple countries and continents including Venezuela, Japan, United Kingdom and the US. His background spans multiple categories including personal care, home care, beauty care, and OTC. This executive will replace the outgoing Chief Research & Development Officer who will retire after 35+ years in the industry.


This new Executive Vice President will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership for a range of critical R&D activities including product and process development, packaging, quality, innovation, and regulatory and scientific affairs. He is supported by a talented team of over 2,500 professionals across 10+ global technical centers. The focus is on setting long-term strategies and objectives and driving executional rigor, with appropriate responsiveness and agility, in the various operations.


Slayton Search Partners is recognized as a leader in the global recruitment of senior R&D leadership working with an array of companies in CPG/FMCG as well as industrial and life science sectors.


Click here to view the client’s quarterly report where our placement is mentioned.

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