BSc, Madras Christian College; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; Master’s in Public and Private Management, Yale University. Began career in India with Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell; six years directing international corporate strategy projects, the Boston Consulting Group. 1986-90, Vice-President and Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Motorola. Former Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Strategic Marketing, Asea Brown Boveri. With PepsiCo: 1994-96, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning; 1996-2000, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Development; Feb. 2000 - April 2001, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer; from 2001, President and Chief Financial Officer; 2001, Member, Board of Directors, responsible for corporate functions; October 2006, President and CEO; since May 2007, Chairman. Has directed the company's global strategy and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the YUM! Brands. Led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses, the merger with PepsiCo's anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann. Chief Architect, Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo's pledge to do what's right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world.