Vipul Prakash, currently Vice President Innovations PepsiCo Dubai is to take over from Deepika Warrier as PepsiCo Marketing Head in October this year according to media reports.
Prakash will report in to D Shivakumar, Chairman, PepsiCo India.
Warrier has spent over a decade with PepsiCo. She moved to PepsiCo’s scale food business in Mexico (Sabritas) in 2005 as Marketing Director and worked on strategic innovation projects & scale brands such as Doritos and Cheetos. She returned to PepsiCo India in August 2007 as Marketing Director – Foods. In this role, she ably led the marketing team in an aggressive portfolio diversification agenda, with the successful launch of Aliva, demonstrating the true potential of Quaker, and leading the groundwork to kick-off PepsiCo’s Value business.
In August 2010, Warrier became the Marketing Head for PepsiCo India’s beverages business. She has contributed immensely to the fast growing business, driving portfolio strategies, revving up equity momentum and growth on strong and dynamic brands such as Pepsi, 7UP, Mirinda, Slice, Mountain Dew and Tropicana, amongst others.
Deepika Warrier has also been featured three times in a row in IMPACT’s TOP 50 WOMEN LIST, which celebrates women leaders in media , marketing and advertising in India.