Cédric van Cutsem
Global Operations Manager
Cocoa Life Mondelēz International
As Cocoa Life’s global operations manager, Cédric van Cutsem leads the holistic program rollout across six origins: Ghana; Côte d'Ivoire; Indonesia; Dominican Republic; India; and Brazil. He is the leading force behind the Cocoa Life Operations Guide and supervises its implementation. Environment being one of Cocoa Life’s key areas of focus, Cédric is also driving the program’s environment strategy with a strong emphasis on deforestation and climate change resilience. Finally, he ensures we have the right partnerships in place to source the Cocoa Life volume required by our brands.
Prior to joining Mondelēz International, Cédric was director for sustainable cocoa at Ecom. He also gained significant experience in Switzerland trading traceable cocoa, and earlier as managing director in Nigeria setting up and managing Ecom’s operations for close to four years.
Cédric has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire and is now located in Belgium. He holds a master’s degree in business from the University of ICHEC in Brussels.