Mead Johnson Nutrition Announces Key Management Changes
Company creates new leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer
Kasper Jakobsen, currently the company’s President –
“Given the growing size and complexity of our global operations, I recognized the need to refine our management structure in order to drive superior performance and operationalize our ambitious strategic plan,” stated Golsby. “Kasper has the right combination of diverse international experience and leadership skills to drive effective strategy execution and strong results across our global business.”
Jakobsen, 49, has been leading Mead Johnson’s businesses across
Prior to joining Mead Johnson, Jakobsen worked for nearly a decade at
It was also announced that Charles Urbain, 57, will assume the new role
of Senior Vice President – Stakeholder Relations &
Golsby commented, “Charles has played a critical role in driving profitable growth across our global business. His strong industry knowledge, business experience and leadership skills will be invaluable in representing Mead Johnson to important external audiences and in helping us to identify additional business expansion opportunities to drive longer-term growth.”
Additionally, Pete Leemputte, 54, has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in recognition of his contributions to the business and his leadership responsibilities across the company’s finance, tax, treasury, investor relations, information technology and audit functions.
“Pete has been the main architect of Mead Johnson’s robust financial structure as a public company and has us well positioned to invest and grow the business for the future,” noted Golsby.
Both Mr. Urbain and Mr. Leemputte will continue to report directly to President & CEO Golsby.
About Mead Johnson
Mead Johnson, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 markets worldwide. The company's mission is to nourish the world's children for the best start in life. The Mead Johnson name has been associated with science-based pediatric nutrition products for over 100 years. The company's "Enfa" family of brands, including Enfamil(R) infant formula, is the world's leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition.
For more information on the company, go to meadjohnson.com.