Former executive rejoins PepsiCo as government affairs EVP19 June 2012
PepsiCo has re-appointed former executive Larry Thompson to oversee the firm’s legal functions and dealings with government.
Thompson will succeed Maura Abeln Smith to become PepsiCo’s new executive vice-president, government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary from 30 July.
Thompson will be responsible for PepsiCo's worldwide legal function and government affairs and public policy organisations. He also will oversee the company's global compliance function and the PepsiCo Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm.
Thompson, who will report to Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s chair and chief executive, was PepsiCo's senior vice president of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary from 2004 to 2011. Thompson has re-joined the company after a role with University of Georgia School of Law.
"Larry is a proven and seasoned leader with a strong track record of success at PepsiCo. He has been a highly regarded and trusted advisor, and he has a deep knowledge of, and passion for our business. We will benefit greatly from Larry's leadership moving forward," said Nooyi.
I'm committed to the long-term vision and success of PepsiCo, and I'm excited to get to work to help drive the execution of our strategy,” added Thompson.
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