Luis Montoya

Luis Montoya is currently the President of the Latin America Beverages Division of PepsiCo Americas Beverages. Mr. Montoya is in charge of PepsiCo's total beverage business and all related disciplines in Latin America and is accountable for the division's strategic direction and financial performance. He has been in this position since 2007.

Previously, Mr. Montoya was the Business Unit General Manager for Northern Latin American Beverages (Nola), which includes all of the Caribbean, Central American and part of South America including Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Mr. Montoya is an 18-year PepsiCo veteran with extensive experience in different Latin American beverage markets. Mr. Montoya started his career in 1991 as Market Manager for Peru and Ecuador. He was then promoted to General Manager for Central America based in Guatemala City. Two years later, he moved to Mexico as Franchise Vice President. In 2000 he assumed the responsibility for Central American and the Caribbean, and was subsequently promoted to his role for Nola.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Montoya worked for Procter & Gamble in Peru for five years in different marketing positions.

He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the Universidad Católica del Peru and a Master of Business Administration from the Krannert School at Purdue University. Mr. Montoya also serves in the Board of Directors of the Pepsi Cola Venezuela joint venture. He has participated in several PepsiCo International-wide task forces and has been involved in developing Franchise capability since 1997.

Mr. Montoya is based in Lima, Peru.

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At the Center of it All: PepsiCo Mexico Beverages

With 7UP, Mirinda, Pepsi, Manzanita Sol, Lipton and H2Oh!, we have an incredible family of loved beverages that are at the heart of music and sports throughout Mexico. Pepsi, introduced here more than 100 years ago, has a long history of bonding with consumers through music, and that tradition will continue for years to come through the Pepsi Center in Mexico City. With the main concert and event producer in Latin America and a real estate partner, we created a state-of-the-art venue for concerts, expositions and sporting events. Since opening in March, it’s hosted some of the biggest names in music—bringing people together for the same kind of joy and fun they love about Pepsi. Gatorade, the world leader in sports hydration, is also the top choice for Mexican athletes. It fuels Olympic fútbol player Oribe Peralta and Olympic diver Paola Espinosa. In fact, business magazine Gestion... Read more

Espíritu de las Américas

El viernes pasado (Abril 27) tuve el honor de aceptar un Premio al Liderazgo que me otorgó el Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) y la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) durante su celebración anual, Espíritu de las Américas en Washington, DC. Read more

The Spirit of the Americas

Last Friday, April 27, I had the honor of accepting a Leadership Award bestowed to me by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) and the Organization of American States (OAS) during their annual Spirit of the Americas celebration in Washington, DC. As I was accepting it, I thought how lucky I am to receive recognition for doing things I really believe in and enjoy doing. Read more

Como refresque mi mundo hoy!

Hoy tuve el honor de ser uno de los ponentes principales en la Asamblea de Juventud de las Naciones Unidas (UNYA), que se llevo a cabo en las oficinas de las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York. Realmente me inspiraron los más de 600 jóvenes líderes participando con su pasión, motivación y entusiasmo. Sin lugar a dudas ¡refrescaron mi mundo! He llegado a la conclusión de que el secreto de la eterna juventud no está en una fuente o en una nueva pastilla, sino en mantenerse cera de la gente joven. Read more

How my world was refreshed today

Today I had the honor of being a key note speaker at the United Nations Youth Assembly (UNYA), which took place at the UN headquarters in New York. I was truly inspired by the passion, motivation and enthusiasm that the more than 600 young leaders demonstrated. Without a doubt it refreshed my world! I have come to the conclusion that the secret of youth is not in a fountain or in a new pill, but by staying close to young people. Read more

Sustainability: A Balancing Act

It was a great pleasure for me to return to my alma mater, the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University last week, 25 years after earning my MBA. During the visit I met with the school’s leadership team, academia, local community leaders, as well as undergraduate and MBA students through a series of events. Read more