PepsiCo Names New North America Beverages CEO

Ram Krishnan will replace Kirk Tanner, who was named the president and CEO of Wendy's.

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PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo Inc. announced that Kirk Tanner, CEO of the company's North America beverage business, will retire on Feb. 2. Ram Krishnan is appointed as the CEO for PepsiCo Beverages North America.

Tanner retires from PepsiCo after 32 years of service to the company. He joined the company in 1992 and has held several leadership roles across sales, operations, customer marketing, distribution and channel development working in many U.S. and international locations. He assumed the role of CEO for PepsiCo Beverages North America in 2019.

Over the years, Tanner's responsibilities included serving as president of PepsiCo Global Foodservice, senior vice president and general manager of Frito-Lay's West Business Division; vice president of sales at PepsiCo U.K. and Ireland; and multiple vice president roles of Frito-Lay North America regions.

Tanner will join the Wendy's Company as chief executive officer following his departure from PepsiCo.

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