PepsiCo elevates Sanjeev Chadha as Head, Middle East & Africa; Manu Anand returns as Chairman of PepsiCo India Region
PepsiCo has announced Sanjeev Chadha, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo’s India Region, taking over as PepsiCo’s Head for the Middle East & Africa, with effect from 01 January 2011. In the main while, Manu Anand will succeed Chadha as Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India Region. The cola major has also appointed Varun Berry, as CEO of PepsiCo’s Foods business in India.
PepsiCo has announced Sanjeev Chadha, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo’s India Region, taking over as PepsiCo’s Head for the Middle East & Africa, with effect from 01 January 2011. In the meanwhile, Manu Anand will succeed Chadha as Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India Region. The cola major has also appointed Varun Berry, as CEO of PepsiCo’s Foods business in India.
Chadha’s move follows the successful transformation of PepsiCo India under his leadership, into the most diversified, the largest and one of the fastest growing food & beverage businesses in the country. Chadha will be henceforth headquartered in Dubai. However, he will also be a member of PepsiCo’s global leadership team: the PepsiCo Executive Committee.
Chadha was a founding member of the PepsiCo business in India 20 years ago, and has since played an important role in developing PepsiCo businesses across several countries, besides India. Sanjeev spent over a decade in Hong Kong, leading PepsiCo in different countries and functions across Asia Pacific, before returning to India in 2007.
Manu Anand will succeed Sanjeev Chadha as Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India Region. Manu Anand moves into this role from Thailand, where he was the CEO for South East Asia, responsible for the foods and beverages business in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands.
Anand has been with PepsiCo for 16 years, and was the chief architect of the growth and success of PepsiCo’s food business in India. During his leadership, the business launched the iconic brand Kurkure, now the largest brand of salty snacks in the country, and Frito Lay was the fastest growing business of the decade. He joined PepsiCo in 1994 as the CFO for the Foods business, and took over as CEO in 1998.
Thethird change in the India region follows with the appointment of Varun Berry, as CEO of PepsiCo’s Foods business in India. Berry is currently the CEO of International Dairy & Juice, a Joint Venture between PepsiCo and Al Marai – the dairy market leader in the Middle East. Berry has been with PepsiCo for 17 years, during which he has held several roles across different markets in India, Vietnam, Philippines and Dubai.
Over the last two years, Berry has been leading PepsiCo’s foray into the dairy business in the Middle East, where he has been responsible for developing PepsiCo’s partnership with the Saudi dairy giant, Al Marai.
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