Saputo has picked Leanne Cutts to become chief operating officer for Europe and international operations.
She will be based in Australia. She comes to Saputo from banker HSBC Holdings plc where she was the chief marketing officer.
Previously, Cutts held senior management positions in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom.
At HSBC she was responsible for overseeing marketing, new product development, manufacturing and operations for global companies in the food and beverage industries and in the consumer healthcare industry.
She will report to Kai Bockmann, president and chief operating officer at Saputo.