Tupperware appoints ex-PepsiCo exec, Chris O'Leary, to its board of directors

O'Leary has more than 37 years of operational and leadership experience, having served in several strategically important executive positions at companies like General Mills & PepsiCo

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 28, 2019 4:01 PM

Tupperware Brands has appointed Chris O'Leary to its board of directors, according to media reports.

O'Leary joins the US-based kitchen and households product company renowned for its model of direct sales as it looks to ramp up global growth. He takes up the new role immediately.

Rick Goings, Executive Chairman, Tupperware Brands said, "We are pleased to have Chris join our board. He brings more than 37 years of operational and leadership experience to Tupperware, having served in several strategically important executive positions at major global consumer product companies including General Mills and PepsiCo. We believe the combination of his deep industry knowledge, broad international experience and strong, proven leadership skills will be invaluable to the Company as we continue to execute our global growth strategy."

O’Leary previously spent 16 years at PepsiCo, Inc., where he held numerous roles, culminating in serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hostess, Frito-Lay, Inc. before moving to General Mills. In almost 20 years there, he became head of international business before leaving the company in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Pace University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.

Commenting on the appointment, O'Leary said, "I look forward to working closely with board members and the management team to provide new insights and perspectives as Tupperware continues to take aggressive steps to advance its performance and drive enhanced value for shareholders."

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