Keynote Presentation: Managing Food Safety in a VUCA World
12:10 PM - 12:55 PM Thu
Mahir is currently Vice President of Food safety at PepsiCo Inc( $70B annual revenue). He leads global food safety organization, which is responsible for setting the standards and governing the processes for delivering right food safety standards for all categories (Foods & Beverages) with every pack and every bottle produced by more than 1100 manufacturing plants in PepsiCo portfolio globally.
He has been working at PepsiCo for more than 25 years with gradually increasing responsibilities. He started in India, worked in various Operations/supply chain roles including plant manager of the largest bottling plant in India. He then moved to New York and worked on building quality systems for Non- carbonated Beverages. After that he spent 3 years in Dubai heading Food safety & Quality function for Asia, Middle East, and Africa region. In 2015, he returned to PepsiCo headquarters in New York heading FSQA for Nutrition category globally ($13B annual revenue). Then he led the global program management for R&D implementing digital transformation projects like SAP and Virtual development.
PepsiCo is a world leader in convenient foods and beverages with net revenue of over $70B and over 263,000 employees worldwide. PepsiCo is the second largest food and beverage company in the world and the largest in North America. PepsiCo brands are available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. 22 of these brands each generate $1 billion or more in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s iconic brands include Pepsi, Frito Lay, Tropicana, Quaker, Gatorade, Cheetos, Doritos, Aquafina and many other brands in dairy, nutrition, snacks and beverage categories.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mahir worked at Unilever, India for 4 years in the area of Environment, Health & safety. He also worked for an Indian Company, Thermax, selling industrial products for 2 years.