PepsiCo's Steven Williams Advances To North America CEO

Posted On: 4/8/2019

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  Steven Williams
PURCHASE, NY -- PepsiCo Inc. has appointed Steven Williams, currently senior vice-president and chief commercial officer for Frito-Lay's U.S. operations, to chief executive of PepsiCo Foods North America, which includes Frito-Lay North America and Quaker Foods North America, effective immediately. He replaces Vivek Sankaran who will depart the company on April 12 to become president and chief executive of Albertsons Companies Inc.
Williams was most recently responsible for leading Frito-Lay North America's customer, field and foodservice sales teams, go-to-market strategy and execution, and overseeing an organization of more than 29,000 employees. Previously, he served as division vice-president for the Eastern Division of Frito-Lay; as global senior vice-president of PepsiCo's Walmart business, and as head of sales for a number of PepsiCo's largest food and beverage brands. Williams joined PepsiCo in 2001 as part of its acquisition of Quaker Oats Co., which he joined in 1997.