Kilts Speakers - Debra Crew


Debra Crew, '00
President, PepsiCo Americas Beverages

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Harper Center 104

Debra will discuss her experience as a global leader at PepsiCo Americas Beverages, and how she acquired the necessary skills through the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s strategic, data-driven approach to marketing.

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Biography Debra Crew is president of PepsiCo Americas Beverages. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world.

Crew assumed this role in August 2012, overseeing PepsiCo's Gatorade and Tropicana business in North America, its Latin America Beverages business, as well as the company's North America warehouse sales organization and Beverage Growth Ventures Group.

Crew joined PepsiCo in April 2010 as president of the Western Europe Region of PepsiCo Europe, based in Geneva, with responsibility for commercial and innovation planning across the company's Europe sector.

Previously, Crew worked for Mars, Inc. as general manager, and Petcare US from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that she held a series of management and leadership roles at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, from 2004 until 2008, and at Kraft Foods from 1997 to 2004.

She is based in Chicago.