Tim Hepplewhite is Senior Director, Strategy & Transformation, North America for Mondelēz International, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing all business transformation activities and for leading the regional Strategy team in providing strategic decision support for the company’s $7 billion North America region, which spans the U.S. and Canada and includes Power Brands like Oreo and belVita biscuits; Triscuit and Wheat Thins crackers; Halls candy and Trident gum.
Tim has served in a series of roles of increasing responsibility since joining Mondelēz International’s legacy Cadbury business in 2005 as Director of Strategy Development, based in the U.K. His experience includes five years in Switzerland where he served as Strategy Director for the company’s snacking venture team in Zurich, Integration Lead for Cadbury Europe and as a Program Director, based in Geneva.
Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Tim worked in management roles at Marakon Associates and Citibank in the U.K., and served in the British Army from 1989 to 1994. He was one of two officers from his cohort to be selected for a commission in the Brigade of Gurkhas, where he rose to the rank of Captain. Tim was deployed in diverse geographies, including Hong Kong, Nepal, and Brunei, where he served as Mortar Platoon Commander. His final posting was on attachment to the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland.
Tim holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, France, and degrees from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Durham University in the U.K., and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He has led expeditions to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal with the British Army and to Vietnam with World Challenge.
Tim is married to Lyndy, and they have three children, Caitlin, Josh and Madeline. In his spare time, he enjoys many different sports, including rugby, cycling, running and snowboarding.