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Alexander Appointed President of Campbell North America

Last updated on August 31st, 2022 at 03:03 pm

Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Co. has appointed Mark Alexander as president—Campbell North America. Alexander, 47, will lead the division of the company that includes Campbell’s North America soup, sauces and beverages business, Campbell Canada, and Campbell’s North America foodservice business, which collectively account for approximately $4.6 billion in annual revenue. His appointment is effective Jan. 16.

Denise Morrison, Campbell’s president and CEO, said, “Mark is an outstanding executive with a proven track record of success in critical management roles at Campbell, including the management of soup businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. He was instrumental to the development of our company’s new strategic framework and has close familiarity with the Campbell North America business and its leadership team. During a career at Campbell that has spanned more than two decades, Mark has delivered consistently strong performance and demonstrated exemplary leadership skills. I am confident that, under his leadership, Campbell North America will maintain its strong progress in stabilizing and then profitably growing U.S. Soup and Simple Meals, and continue to advance the consumer-driven innovation and brand-building initiatives that are now well under way across our North American businesses.”

Campbell's Mark Alexander
Mark Alexander

Since joining Campbell in 1989, Alexander has held marketing, sales and management roles in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Before assuming his current role as president—Campbell International, with responsibility for the company’s businesses in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, Alexander served as chief customer officer and president—North America Baking and Snacking. During his tenure as president—Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2009, Campbell’s businesses in the region consistently delivered strong results, according to Morrison.

Alexander was elected a corporate officer of Campbell in 2009, and is a member of both the company’s leadership team and operating committee. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science from Queen’s University in Canada.

In his new position, Alexander will succeed Sean Connolly, who is leaving Campbell to join Sara Lee Corp. as CEO of its North American retail and foodservice business, and will serve as CEO of Sara Lee’s North American meats business following that company’s planned spin-off of its international coffee and tea business.

 

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