Martin Glenn is stepping down from his position as president of PepsiCo UK & Ireland.
PepsiCo said Glenn was leaving to pursue other career opportunities in the UK and had declined offers of senior PepsiCo positions outside the UK.
He said: “I have enjoyed my time at Walkers and PepsiCo immensely and feel privileged to have worked with such talented teams over the years.PepsiCo UK has a great future and while the decision to leave has been very difficult, now it is time to seek a new challenge.”
Glenn has worked for PepsiCo for 13 years, during which time, said the company, he has grown
all of PepsiCo’s principal brand groups. He also led efforts to address growing consumer interest in health and wellness by developing new products, improving the nutritional profile of many products and taking a prominent role in public debate.
Mike White, PepsiCo International chairman, said: “Martin has made many very significant contributions to our success. He’s an exceptional leader whose insight and perspective I value highly.”
Glenn is replaced by Salman Amin, senior vice president of marketing for PepsiCo International, where he was responsible for marketing all PepsiCo brands outside the US and Canada. He was also senior vice president for marketing international snacks and joined in 1995 as VP of marketing for PepsiCo International.
sugar and bacon
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Beth Brooks
fortified role
beer director
off to B&Q