Praveen Someshwar

Senior Vice President & General Manager, PepsiCo

Mr. Praveen Someshwar is senior vice president and general manager of PepsiCo Asia Pacific Region’s NAPIM Business Unit, which includes North Asia and parts of South East Asia. He presently looks after the Beverage , Snacks and Nutrition businesses across these geographies.

A 23-year PepsiCo veteran, Mr. Someshwar previously served as the head of PepsiCo’s North Asia and Philippines Business Unit and Asia Pacific Region Sales, and also led PepsiCo’s beverages and foods businesses in India. Mr Someshwar prior to that was PepsiCo India CFO from 2007 to Jan 2009.  While he has led businesses across Asia , he has over his career handled leadership roles across many disciplines, including finance, strategy and planning and sales.

Mr. Someshwar started his career with ICI now part of Astra Zeneca and Akzo Nobel. He studied to be a chartered accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a cost accountant at the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

His passions are to build PepsiCo’s nutrition business in Asia Pacific, while creating a gender diverse leadership pipeline.