Senior VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo
Pamela Culpepper is senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo owns the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines, each of which generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses – Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade – make hundreds of nourishing foods and beverages for consumers in more than 200 countries. With nearly $60 billion in revenue, PepsiCo employs 285,000 people worldwide.
Culpepper, who assumed this role in January 2011, provides leadership in guiding PepsiCo’s global Diversity and Inclusion strategy to bring together diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve our strategic business imperatives, advance our Performance with Purpose goals and drive innovation. Building on PepsiCo’s leadership in Diversity and Inclusion, she helps PepsiCo ensure that D&I is part of everything we do and expand pathways for developing global, multicultural thinkers, doers and innovators.
Culpepper joined PepsiCo in 2000 and most recently served as vice president, Human Resources for Quaker Foods and Snacks. She has held several other positions, including vice president, Human Resources, PepsiCo Americas Beverages Supply Chain; vice president, Talent Management and Diversity, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade (QTG); director, Organization Capability and Inclusion, QTG; and director, Human Resources, National Sales for Frito-Lay North America. Before joining PepsiCo, Culpepper worked for McKessonHBOC, Inc., Clorox and Wells Fargo.
Culpepper is based in Chicago.