Samik Basu to be PepsiCo's Chief People Officer, India Region

Basu takes over from Pavan Bhatia, who after a stint of four years, has moved into the role of Chief People Officer of PepsiCo Greater China Region.

"I am pleased to have Samik on board and believe his rich experience will be of immense value to PepsiCo as it enters the next phase of its growth story in the India Region," PepsiCo India Region Chairman Manu Anand said in a statement.

Basu joined PepsiCo in 2001 as head of HR for Frito-Lay India. Over the years, he has served in a variety of leadership roles in PepsiCo across Asia and Asia Pacific Regions.
He was the HR Director, North and South Asia for PepsiCo's Asia Pacific Region in his last assignment.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Samik worked with Unilever India for eight years and with VIP Industries for four years.

He is a graduate in Economics from Presidency College of Calcutta University and an MBA in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

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