Food and beverage company PepsiCo India has announced the appointment of George Kovoor as Senior Vice-President, Beverages.
His appointment to the post became effective from January 1, 2022. Kovoor will be reporting to Ahmed Sheikh, President, PepsiCo India.
Kovoor is replacing Vishal Kaul, Vice President and Business Head, Beverages, PepsiCo India. Kaul had moved on from the organisation in November 2021 to join KKR-backed Vini Cosmetics that sells the popular Fogg deodorant. Kaul will take over as the CEO of Vini Cosmetics in February 2022.
A PepsiCo veteran, Kovoor has completed 28 years with the company in various operating roles across India, APAC, and China. Most recently he served as SVP International Away From Home, at PepsiCo’s global HQ in New York.
As part of his new role, he will be relocating back to India after a period of 18 years.
“George will be the GM for the beverage business and will also be responsible for creating the long-term sustainability strategy for both the foods and beverage categories. George is known for his hands-on understanding of the business and commitment to developing talent and forging strong stakeholder partnerships,” a statement from Pepsico India read.