Zein Abdalla was the President of PepsiCo Inc., a leading global food, snack and beverage company, from September 2012 until his retirement in December 2014, prior to which he served as the CEO of PepsiCo Europe. In his 19 years at the company Zein held a number of senior executive positions across a wide range of diverse businesses and led a number of large-scale acquisitions and transformations for the corporation.
Prior to joining PepsiCo Zein held a number of senior management positions with the Mars Group starting as an Engineer and progressing across multiple functions before becoming the General manager of their Middle East and North Africa business.
His wide ranging executive experience with large scale global companies has given him expertise in corporate management, general management, in developed and emerging markets, Supply Chain, Procurement, global brand management and innovation and global strategy.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of two U.S .Public companies: TJX a leading retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S., Canada and Europe; and Cognizant, a global provider of Information Technology, Consultancy and Business outsourcing services. Zein also serves as a Board advisor to Mars, Inc. and to the Imperial College Business School.
Zein received a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London University.