In a wide-ranging interview with Sanjeev Chadha, President, PepsiCo Middle East & Africa, we discussed the evolving relationship between business and society, water management and sustainability at PepsiCo, shortages and scarcity particularly in the Middle East and Africa, the interconnectivity of water with a number of other critical issues, and key leadership lessons learned from a business perspective in tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Sanjeev Chadha is the President, PepsiCo Middle East & Africa. PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.
Prior to his current assignment, Sanjeev led PepsiCo South Asia (India & neighboring countries) as Chairman & CEO, during a period in which PepsiCo rose to become a leading model of PepsiCo’s philosophy of ‘Performance with Purpose’, and the largest Food & Beverage business in India. In 2009, their business achieved a proud milestone: “Positive Water Balance”, by replenishing more water than they consumed, a global first in beverages.