Wahid Hamid "was most recently Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development at PepsiCo, Inc., the largest US-based Food and Beverage Company, reporting to the CEO. He was on the Firm's Executive Management Committee and a member of the Board of Pepsi Americas (NYSE:PAS), one of their largest anchor bottlers. While at PepsiCo, he was also CFO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, a $20Bn sector of the company. In these roles he was responsible for developing and implementing innovative corporate and business unit strategies, new ventures and alliances and for all M+A activities in conjunction with the divisions and sectors. As CFO of PepsiCo Americas Foods he was also responsible for all sector financial planning and control activities and for facilitating best practices sharing among the individual business units.
"Wahid joined PepsiCo from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he spent 15 years in a wide variety of roles and led engagements advising Fortune 100 Companies on developing and implementing growth strategies as well as on large-scale reengineering and transformation programs and ultimately served as Senior Partner and Managing Director in their New York office. He led BCG's consumer goods and retail practice across Asia Pacific for a number of years and led large-scale engagements in Japan, China, South Korea, and India. Wahid served on the firm's Global People and US Partner Selection Committees. Wahid was also the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of a successful venture funded IT services business in China. Wahid holds dual undergraduate degrees from the California Institute of Technology (with honors) and Occidental College (cum laude) and also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania."