PepsiCo has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michelle Gass as an independent member of the Board, effective 6 March, 2019.
Gass, 51, currently serves as chief executive officer and a director of Kohl's Corporation, a leading omnichannel retailer.
Proven Track Record
"Michelle is a strong global executive with a proven track record and deep knowledge in the consumer products and retail industries," said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Ramon Laguarta.
"PepsiCo will benefit from her experience transforming retail through technology and the vast marketing, product innovation, and consumer branding capabilities she brings after serving in senior roles at Kohl's, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble."
Prior to assuming the role of CEO of Kohl's in 2018, Gass served as the company's chief merchandising and customer officer. She joined Kohl's in 2013 as chief customer officer.
"We welcome Michelle to the PepsiCo Board of Directors," said Daniel Vasella, chairman of the board's nominating and corporate governance committee.
"Her insights and experience transforming businesses to adapt to and embrace emerging opportunities will be valuable to us as we continue to invest in capabilities that create shareholder value and drive sustainable long-term growth."
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