SpecialitySVP, Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer at PepsiCo
Leading Diversity and Engagement agenda at a global level. Brings a business lens to the topic given her years in business as general manager and president. Before this role, she was the CHRO and SVP for Human Capital Management for Global Operations and Services. Previous role was Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, PepsiCo AMENA (Asia, Middle East and North Africa) which covers 90 markets, 30,000 direct employees and more than 50 nationalities in its workforce. Has held a wide range of roles since joining the company in 1994. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the President of PepsiCo’s Asia-Pacific region, a business spanning 25 markets with approximately 4,400 direct employees. Earlier in her career, she was President of PepsiCo's South East Europe Region, covering 14 markets including Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the Balkans. Beba has also served as the Business Unit General Manager for East Mediterranean, comprising Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq. She started her PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in Turkey, where she held positions including Marketing Director, HR Director and ultimately General Manager. Beba is a great supporter of all of PepsiCo's Performance with Purpose goals. During her time as President of PepsiCo Asia-Pacific, the region was home to WaterHope, a collaborative social enterprise that aims to bring clean drinking water to one million Filipinos by 2015 and also launched Liter of Light in Philippines. Under her leadership, the Region launched sustainable product initiatives in Australia, Thailand and the Philippines and started agricultural initiatives in Myanmar as well as Business Skills Development Center with UNESCO. Umran is a dedicated advocate of diversity, inclusion, sustainability and human rights.