PepsiCo names Mike Spanos as CEO, Asia, Middle East and North Africa
PepsiCo announced that, effective January 1, 2018, Mike Spanos, currently President, PepsiCo Greater China Region, will become CEO, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Sanjeev Chadha, currently CEO of AMENA, will become Chairman of AMENA through the end of Q1 2018. Both Spanos and Chadha will report to PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. Spanos has had a notable career at PepsiCo, spanning 24 years with posts in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to leading PepsiCo's China business, he led the sales organization across PepsiCo's North America Beverages portfolio, and served as SVP and General Manager for the West Business Unit of the company's beverage operations. Previously, Spanos held various sales and GM roles, including Country Manager for Turkey and VP of Sales and Food Service for The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. He began his PepsiCo career as a frontline territory development manager in beverages.