Umran Beba

Senior Vice-President; Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Capital Management, Services and Operations, PepsiCo

Umran Beba is the SVP, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer for PepsiCo, a global food and beverage company with net revenues of $63 billion and more than 260,000 associates. Beba assumed her current role in November 2018. She leads PepsiCo’s global diversity agenda, working with sector leadership teams to execute a sustainable roadmap for PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose People goals. Beba has held a wide range of roles since joining PepsiCo in 1994. Her previous roles were Global Diversity, Engagement and Talent Officer; SVP, Global Human Capital Management, Services and Operations. Prior to that, she served as SVP and Chief HR Officer for PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and North Africa, based in Dubai. Earlier in her career, she served as business unit general manager of PepsiCo's East Mediterranean business unit, and subsequently as president of two different regions – South East Europe and Asia Pacific. Beba is a great supporter of all of PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose goals, and has led the development or expansion of numerous sustainability programs designed to achieve them. These include Water Hope, a collaborative social enterprise that aims to bring clean drinking water to over one million Filipinos; Liter of Light, bringing clean energy to poor communities across Asia, Africa and South America; and a partnership with UNESCO to build a Business Skills Development Center in Myanmar. Beba has received numerous recognitions for her dedication to diversity and inclusion, including the 2013 “Global Inspiring Women Worldwide Award” from the Women International Network, and PepsiCo’s Steve Reinemund Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Legacy Award in 2012. Beba is a board member of the International Youth Foundation, Neighbors Link and the Purchase College Foundation. She is a member of Columbia University School of Professional Studies Board of Overseers. A native of Turkey, Beba earned her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. Beba and her family lived in Turkey, Hong Kong and Dubai before moving to U.S. She is currently working in PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y.