Ram Krishnan is the Global Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo and Chief Executive Officer of Greater China. Ram oversees PepsiCo’s Global Commercial teams as well as Global R&D, Insights, Design and E-Commerce, and works with the PepsiCo Executive Committee to codify and implement the company’s advanced Commercial Digital capability roadmap. In addition, as PepsiCo’s Chief Executive Officer, Greater China, he continues to lead the Greater China business across both foods and beverages in one of the most dynamic and growing parts of the world. Since joining PepsiCo in 2006, Ram has held a number of senior leadership roles across brand and shopper marketing. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of PepsiCo’s global Walmart Customer Team, he elevated the company’s partnership with Walmart to new heights, offering innovative solutions for the retailer and its consumers that have bolstered PepsiCo’s position as Walmart’s #1 supplier by retail sales.
Ram has also served as Frito-Lay North America’s (FLNA) senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he led the digitization of consumer outreach and built new capabilities central to FLNA’s commercial success. Prior to Frito-Lay, Ram spent six years at Cadillac and was part of the team that turned around the Cadillac brand. Ram has won numerous product innovation and advertising industry awards and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tractor Supply Company and the Board of Trustees for the Asia Society. Ram holds an MBA from University of Michigan and an MS, BS in Engineering and currently lives in Greenwich, CT, with his wife and daughter.