The World Food Prize Foundation

2015 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Mehmood Khan

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, PepsiCo

Dr. Mehmood Khan, M.D., is PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $66 billion, PepsiCo’s businesses make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names around the world. In his role, Dr. Khan oversees the PepsiCo global Performance with Purpose sustainability initiatives, designed to enhance environmental, human and talent sustainability for the company, and he leads PepsiCo’s research and development (R&D) efforts, creating break-through innovations in food, beverages and nutrition–as well as delivery, packaging and production technology–to capture competitive advantage and drive PepsiCo’s business forward. With Dr. Khan’s leadership, the investments PepsiCo has made in R&D are helping drive the company’s business promoters today and the sustainable growth opportunities of tomorrow. In 2013, PepsiCo had nine of the top 50 new food and beverage products across all measured U.S. retail channels. In the first nine months of 2014, PepsiCo was the #1 contributor of U.S. retail sale growth among the top 30 food and beverage manufacturers. 

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