PepsiCo has announced that Tony West has joined the company as executive vice president of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective 24 November 2014. West succeeds Larry Thompson, who is retiring after almost a decade of service.
West joins PepsiCo from the US Department of Justice, where he served as associate attorney general of the US, the agency’s third-ranking official. In his new role, West will be responsible for PepsiCo’s worldwide legal function and government affairs organisation, as well as the company’s global compliance function and the PepsiCo Foundation. He will report to PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.
“Tony is a tremendous addition to the PepsiCo management team,” said Nooyi. “He is a world-class leader who brings a strong set of skills, experiences and values to PepsiCo. We will benefit greatly from Tony’s leadership and expertise.”
West has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. As associate attorney general, he led the Justice Department’s efforts to protect Americans’ civil rights; assist homeowners who suffered losses during the 2008 financial crisis; strengthen the federal relationship with sovereign Native American nations; and secure access to criminal and civil legal aid regardless of income.
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