Matt Shattock – CEO, Beam Global Wine & Spirits'Jesus Ramos brought his tremendous leadership skills, marketing experience and brand building talent to make the difference for the Cadbury's Russian business in 2004. Over the next several years he did an outstanding job of leveraging those personal assets to create powerful mixes for the Gum & Candy businesses, in a way which allowed Cadbury to challenge and steal market share from a much larger competitor, thereby enabling the company to build and sustain a business in this challenging and important market'.
Ilya Blinov – CEO, Russian Standard VodkaI worked with Jesus in Russia for number of years in the Cadbury business, where I was the person representing regional and local Supply Chain. Jesus has a set of unique skills which makes him very efficient in both Commercial and Supply Chain. This is achieved due to very structured approach to the strategy, on the one hand, and due to known to depth of all aspects of sales and marketing, on the other hand. Great level of emotional intelligence helps Jesus to be successful as people manager in all over the world. This is also due to the respect he usually pays to cultural aspects of the country he works in.
Rich Pond – EVP & Global Director Candy, Cadbury PLC.I have worked with Jesus in a number of different roles: global, local and regional. Jesus is an exceptionally strong influencer who knows how to accomplish things which bring great results. He’s very effective with people of all cultures, forming solid bonds in short periods of time. He’s also a gifted marketer with a good intuition on what will work with consumers.
Stephen J Argyle - Supply Chain Director Cadbury PLC, Middle East & Africa I worked with Jesus Ramos when he was Commercial Director for the Middle East & Africa region of Cadbury PLC. I think it is safe to take for granted, at the level Jesus had reached in the Cadbury organization, his technical competence and expertise in the Marketing profession. What impressed me most were not his technical competences, but his leadership and collaborative skills. He managed in a very short time to take a disparate group of businesses with their parochial commercial strategies and meld them to a fully supported regional strategy, which they set about executing with enthusiasm. This was a particularly difficult task because historically these small hub businesses were being run as fiefdoms with local MD’s taking complete control of their commercial strategies. Jesus led the introduction of a regional strategy, which to some degree restricted their control and pulled more control to the centre or region. In addition to his collaborative skills he also demonstrated a patience and wisdom that made him an excellent mentor. He helped me personally by taking on the mentorship of one of my high potential supply chain team who is a very intelligent and strong individual. Jesus helped her greatly in determining her career path and the areas of personal development she should concentrate upon.
Jose Angel Amarista – Science & Technology Director Latin America, Cadbury PLC.Jesus is an experienced Global Leader with strong intuition to identify opportunities and craft the corresponding strategy and business model to effectively leverage it. He portrays a unique combination of business savvy, a vast multinational brand management experience and interpersonal effectiveness, which enable him to quickly grasp the big picture, conceptualize a plan, and -most importantly- charter and lead the team to successfully execute it. Jesus is an integral global leader capable of making a difference.
Uida Havinga – Supply Chain Development Manager, Cadbury South Africa
Jesus Ramos influenced my life in the capacity of both a remarkable leader and mentor. I would like to refer to his leadership style as authentic: he understands the story of his life, which provided the context of his experiences, and where he magically found the inspiration to make an impact in the world.
Jesus is a multi-dimensional, yet whole, person and his integrated, balanced approach to life forms the comfortable connecting point with diverse people. He has a steady and confident presence, complimented by a rare ability to really listen.Jesus has a natural mentorship style, steered by strong intuition, a wealth of experience and wisdom of a rare kind. He has a special ability to help an individual discover and restore the powerful connection between heart and mind; preparing the soil to sow the seeds of executive intelligence…It has truly been a life changing experience.