PepsiCo Names New Global Chief Commercial Officer
PepsiCo has announced the appointment of its Greater China chief executive Ram Krishnan as the new global chief commercial officer.
Krishnan will succeed Laxman Narasimhan who is set to take over as the chief executive of the Reckitt Benckiser Group.
Krishnan is an experienced professional who joined PepsiCo in 2006. He held several positions at Frito-Lay, before stepping into the role of the chief marketing officer of the business in 2014.
'A Proven Leader'
Commenting on the appointment, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta said, "Ram is a proven leader with deep consumer and customer understanding who also knows how to harness data to drive business growth."
In 2017, he was appointed to lead PepsiCo's China business, where he played an important role in developing the locally-tailored supply chains and go-to-market capabilities.
"Ram understands the importance of competing locally, which has driven his ability to win in both Eastern and Western markets. He is just the kind of competitive, strategic leader we need as PepsiCo continues on our journey to accelerate growth," Laguarta explained.
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