Board of Directors
President & Chief Operating Officer, Frito Lay North America
Vivek Sankaran has a long and distinguished management career in the highest echelons of corporate America, in particular at PepsiCo and its Frito-Lay subsidiary. Before assuming the first of several roles at Frito-Lay, he served as senior vice president for Corporate Strategy and Development of PepsiCo, the world’s second-largest food & beverage company, where he was responsible for guiding the company’s strategic direction.
Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, Vivek was a partner at McKinsey and Co., one of the world’s leading strategy consulting firms. He served several Fortune 100 companies with a focus on retail and high tech. He co-led the firm’s North American purchasing and supply management practice and was on the leadership team of the North American retail practice. Before working for McKinsey, Vivek was a service engineer for Xerox and a manufacturing engineer for Bekaert, a global wire manufacturer.
Vivek has an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in manufacturing from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai. He is based in Dallas, Texas.