Hugh Johnston

Hugh Johnston is Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, a position he has held since March 2010. He was previously Executive Vice President, PepsiCo Global Operations, where he ran the post-merger integration efforts for PepsiCo's bottler transactions with Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas, and was responsible for PepsiCo's Global Procurement and Business Information Systems (BIS) functions and Worldwide Concentrate Operations.

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PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston Accepts the Salzberg Medallion for PepsiCo

It was wonderful to return to my alma mater, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, a couple weeks ago to attend the 61st anniversary of the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program, an annual celebration of achievements in supply chain management. Equally exciting as recalling memories while I walked around campus, I had the distinct privilege of accepting the prestigious Salzberg Medallion – one of the most esteemed awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management – on behalf of PepsiCo for its sustainability efforts. As PepsiCo’s CFO and a Syracuse alumnus, it’s an honor to be recognized for our work around the globe. We touch the lives of tens of millions of people everyday through a whole host of brands, including Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Pepsi, Gatorade and more. With this comes a responsibility to bring sustainable solutions to people and their communities. This can be... Read more

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City. Hundreds of business leaders from around the world came together with a single purpose – to discuss how to build a new era of sustainability based on environmental and social responsibility. It was a unique opportunity to share PepsiCo’s progress towards these goals, as well as to learn from other leading companies who have embarked on similar journeys. When I told people that I’d be attending this event, I received some confused looks. They didn’t understand why PepsiCo’s chief financial officer was representing the company at a summit focused on corporate social responsibility. I understood the source of their confusion, as topics such as environmental sustainability have traditionally been perceived as things that are separate from a company’s core business operations. At PepsiCo, however, we have a... Read more