PepsiCo president to deliver 2015 City Food Lecture
PepsiCo president Richard Evans will deliver the 2015 City Food Lecture on the theme of ‘the responsibility of the food industry for improving the nation’s health’.
The prestigious, invitation-only event takes place next year at London’s Guildhall on 10 February.
As president of PepsiCo for western Europe and South Africa, Evans has responsibility for over $6 billion in sales of brands including Pepsi, Lays, Walkers, Quaker and Tropicana. Joining PepsiCo in the UK in 1990, he has lived and worked across Europe, Africa, south Asia and the Middle East.
The early part of Evans’ career was spent with 3M in the UK and later within the European toy and games industry, where he was responsible for building Trivial Pursuit into the number-one game across Europe.
Between 2000 and 2003 Evans worked in the dotcom space as chief operating officer for an internet portal. He rejoined PepsiCo in 2004 as commercial VP for south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Evans is also the current president of the UK’s Food and Drink Federation and also sits on the President’s Committee of the UK’s CBI.