PepsiCo International Foods has appointed Peter Gutierrez, the head of PepsiCo drinks in the UK and Ireland, to the new role of marketing officer following a company restructure.

Gutierrez, who joined the food and drink giant in 1991 as marketing manager for the Walkers Snacks business, will now be based in New York and is expected to start in his new role immediately.

He has also held the position of products director,

and managed the UK launch of the Doritos brand.

His appointment is the latest in a string of changes at the company, including the promotion of chief financial officer Indra Nooyi to chief executive earlier thus month.