D Shivakumar

Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo India

Shiv took over as CEO of PepsiCo India in 2013. Before PepsiCo, he was with Nokia for eight years, running its India and then emerging markets operations. A management graduate from IIM Calcutta, Shiv is a quintessential marketer, having managed 32 brands during stints at Unilever, Philips and Nokia. Living up to its cult status as a global food and beverages major, PepsiCo has committed to invest $5.5 billion in India by 2020 across the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure and innovation. PepsiCo figures in the list of the top multinationals in the country and promises to make a significant impact in the social space, especially because of its agri linkages. It already has strong engagement on the ground as it works with 15,000 farmers on a contract basis across the country and engages closely with non-profits on a range of causes such as the mid-day meal scheme, water management and clean drinking water, waste management and health and wellness services as part of its CSR initiatives.

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