Zein Abdalla was the President of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global food, snack and beverage company, from September 2012 through his retirement in December 2014. Prior thereto he served as Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe, a division of PepsiCo, starting in November 2009 and as President, PepsiCo Europe Region starting in January 2006. He previously held a variety of senior positions at PepsiCo since joining the company in 1995, including General Manager of PepsiCo’s European Beverage Business, General Manager of Tropicana Europe and Franchise Vice President for Pakistan and the Gulf region. Mr. Abdalla has served on the Board of Directors of The TJX Companies, Inc. since 2012, where he is currently a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Finance Committee. Mr. Abdalla has also served on the board of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation since 2015 where he is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Abdalla received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London University.