Andrew Clarke is Global President of Mars Wrigley and a member of the Mars Leadership Team. Mars Wrigley is the world’s leading manufacturer of chocolate, chewing gum, mints and fruity confections, and has brought smiles to faces around the world for more than 125 years. As Global President, Andrew leads more than 34,000 Associates across the globe to ensure our business will keep consumers smiling for generations to come. He assumed the role in September 2018.
From 2015-2018, Andrew was the driving force behind reshaping our approach to marketing & sales as Chief Marketing & Customer Officer; developing an integrated strategy that leverages our powerful brands while building strong relationships with customers across the world.
Embracing digital to reach consumers in new and different ways is one of Andrew’s passions, and together with his team, he focused on transforming our capabilities to lead the way in an ever-changing, increasingly challenging consumer and retail landscape.
Building, engaging and inspiring diverse teams at all levels has always been at the heart of his approach. Since joining Mars in 2000 as Category Leadership Director for Chocolate in the U.K., Andrew has accumulated leadership experience and increasing P&L responsibility through a wide range of general management roles spanning across Chocolate, Petcare and Food. He has led geographic operations at country level in the U.K. and Ireland and was Regional President for Petcare in Latin America from 2011 to 2014. In his Latin America role, he built a management team that grew market share, exceeded financial goals, expanded the portfolio and developed a talent agenda across a wide geographic footprint.
Andrew started his career with Marks & Spencer, where he worked in various store and regional management positions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Loughborough University in Retail Management and Management Science. Andrew has a keen interest in all sports, particularly cricket as a playing member of Marylebone Cricket Club and is a life-long supporter of Liverpool FC. Andrew lives in Chicago with his family, which includes his wife Rachel, their two twin boys and daughter.
- 2018Assumes the role of Global President, Mars Wrigley
- 2015Becomes Chief Marketing & Customer Officer and a member of the Mars Leadership Team
- 2000Joins Mars as Category Leadership Director for Chocolate in the U.K.