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PepsiCo appoints new CEO for Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and China

PepsiCo appoints new CEO for Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and China

PepsiCo has announced that Wern-Yuen Tan has been appointed CEO of Asia Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and China (APAC), overseeing all of PepsiCo’s operations in the region. Tan, who will begin his new role on June 15, will be based in Singapore and will report to PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta.

Prior to PepsiCo, Tan served as president and CEO of Walmart China where he led a team of 100,000 associates responsible for over $10 billion in annual revenue across the Walmart, Sam’s Club, and e-commerce businesses. Prior to joining Walmart in 2017, Tan served as managing director for McDonald’s Taiwan, where he gained valuable experience in the foodservice sector.

Ramon Laguarta, PepsiCo CEO:

“All of us at PepsiCo are delighted to welcome Wern-Yuen as our new CEO of APAC at this time of unprecedented change and opportunity.”

“Wern-Yuen has driven transformative innovation and results at every step of his career and brings deep experience with consumers in this diverse region through positions in retail, foodservice, and consulting. His leadership will be instrumental as we look to accelerate growth by leveraging our scale and creating more localized solutions in these important markets.”
Ram Krishnan, who has been serving as CEO of APAC, will now transition fully to his previously announced role as a global chief commercial officer of PepsiCo. The role was created to support PepsiCo’s efforts to accelerate growth, with a focus on scaling innovation, commercial, and transformation capabilities.