Richard Evans has been named PepsiCo UK and Ireland president after Salman Amin was promoted to executive vice-president of sales and marketing, based in New York.

Evans has been general manager of Walkers Snack Foods since 2007 and at PepsiCo since 1990.

Amin, who spent four years in the role, has been credited with reversing the UK business's fortunes by improving Walkers Crisps, Tropicana and Quaker's health credentials. In his newly created role, he will report directly to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on global brands and marketing.