PepsiCo ANZ taking gender equality to the max

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Women now make up the majority of the PepsiCo ANZ executive leadership team with the appointment of two new female executives.

The new additions to the leadership team have increased the number of women to seven. Men fill the other five roles.

Louise Baker: Senior Sales Director ANZ

Stepping into the role of Senior Sales Director ANZ is Louise Baker, previously sales director at Frucor Suntory. She was also customer director at Goodman Fielder and spent 14 years in sales, marketing and category positions at Procter & Gamble in the UK.

“As a reputable company with many iconic brands in its portfolio, PepsiCo ANZ appealed to both my interests in shopper marketing and drive to expand the footprint of an FMCG company within its local market,” Ms Baker said.

“Having built a career on customer experience and sales, the sales director role at PepsiCo ANZ seemed like a natural fit and next step for me.

“I look forward to steering the sales team in a direction that will meet consumer demand for the long term.”

Dulcie de Koning: Commercial Strategy Director ANZ

Dulcie de Koning will be Commercial Strategy Director ANZ. She was previously at Procter & Gamble for 20 years, working in both Australia and the UK.

Her experience spans retail channels and categories, and has also included beauty and grooming, homecare and electrical.

“I’ve worked with leading brands to deliver sustained business performance in sales, customer marketing and strategy positions,” Ms de Koning said. “I look forward to doing the same at PepsiCo ANZ.”

PepsiCo ANZ CEO Danny Celoni says he’s proud of his gender-diverse team. He’s also looking forward to working alongside the new team members, he added.

“I’m very much looking forward to welcoming an additional two talented individuals to our team and their input on our current projects,” he said.

“PepsiCo ANZ is a vibrant business and we’re in a strong position to continue to drive category-leading innovation and growth.”