Pepsi Shakes Up Leadership in Global Groups

Yesterday, PepsiCo announced a number of leadership changes in its recently formed global groups organization, according to an internal memo obtained by Ad Age. The shake-up in executive positions is part of Pepsi’s strategy to promote greater innovation and forward thinking as a global company and will be followed by a “100-day rollout plan” designed to align employees around the new approach. In the memo, PepsiCo President John Compton noted that the company is “still at the beginning of this journey.”

Among the changes:  Brad Jakeman, who had been running PepsiCo’s Global Enjoyment group and was the company’s Chief Creative Officer, was named President of the Global Beverages Group, a role that was held by Massimo d’Amore until his February retirement.  Salman Amin, Pepsi’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was named Global Chief Marketing Officer.  Lorraine Hansen, Global Chief Marketing Officer-Hydration, was promoted to President, Global Snacks Group. Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the President of Gatorade North America, will remain in her role and also take on the position of President of the Global Sports Nutrition Group. Pepsi’s Chief Scientific Officer Enderson Guimares was named the President of the Global Nutrition Group.