By Robert Barba
Mondelez International Inc. said Monday that agriculture expert Ertharin Cousin has joined its board as the snack maker looks to advance its green initiatives.
Ms. Cousin is the former executive director of the United Nations World Food Program and was an ambassador to the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Agencies during former President Barack Obama's administration.
"Her expert perspective on food policy and sustainability issues will bring important insights and value to our board and team as we continue advancing our strategy and ESG priorities as a global snacking leader," Mondelez Chairman and Chief Executive Dirk Van de Put said in prepared remarks.
Ms. Cousin, who is the founder, president and chief executive of the Food Systems of the Future Institute, is also on the board of Bayer AG.
Her addition to Mondelez expands the board to 13 members.
Last month, the company said it was committing to a net zero emissions target by 2050.
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