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Paula Santilli

CEO, PepsiCo Latin America

Paula Santilli is the chief executive officer of PepsiCo Latin America, leading the company’s food and beverage businesses for Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. She is responsible for over $7 billion in annual net revenue. Besides being a member of PepsiCo’s Executive Committee, she previously served as the president of PepsiCo Mexico Foods (PMF), where she also led the PepsiCo Mexico Foundation. Prior to this, she was the chief operating officer (COO) of all business units of PepsiCo Mexico Foods, providing leadership for Sales, Marketing and Operations. Additionally, as COO, Paula helped guide strategy and played a leadership role in talent development for the business. Her ample experience also encompasses managing the savory and beverages business in Mexico, leadership roles in Foods and Snacks in the Latin America Southern Cone region including Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Before joining PepsiCo, Paula worked for Campbell’s Soups and Kellogs’s in Argentina in marketing roles. Moreover, Paula has been a strong champion of Diversity and Inclusion, increasing women representation in Mexico. She won the Catalyst Practices Recognition in New York in 2014 and was included in Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women International list. Besides this, she is a sponsor of the Inspira Program in Latin America, which sees to propel female executive development within the business. Paula holds a degree in Communications and Advertising Sciences from University of Salvador, in Buenos Aires and a postgraduate degree in Marketing and International Studies from Miami University of Ohio.