Jaya Kumar is PepsiCo president Quaker Foods & Snacks

MUMBAI:PepsiCo has appointed Jaya Kumar as president Quaker Foods & Snacks. Kumar will be based out of Chicago and will report to PepsiCo Americas Foods CEO John Compton.

In his new role, Kumar will head the $2 billion operating unit with a portfolio of brands including Quaker hot cereals and Chewy granola bars, Cap‘n Crunch, Life and Quaker Oatmeal Squares ready-to-eat cereals, Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Rice-A-Roni and Near East side dishes and Quaker‘s lite snack.

"Kumar brings a powerful combination of innovation, marketing and retail capabilities to his new role at Quaker. His expertise in consumer and shopping insights will take Quaker through its next chapter of growth,” says Compton.

He replaces Mark Schiller who moves to PepsiCo Frito-Lay North America Unit where he has been appointed as Frito-Lay warehouse brands SVP.

Additionally, Frito Lay group VP marketing Ann Mukherjee has been promoted to chief marketing officer and senior vice president, a post most recently held by Kumar. She will supervise Frito Lay’s North American snacks business and will report to Frito Lay North America president and COO Al Carey.

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