Peter Thompson (UK)

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"Peter Thompson began his career in marketing in 1970. In 1974, he became a Product Manager at General Foods Corp. He joined Grand Met Plc in 1984, where he held management positions (Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, etc.). In 1992 he became Chairman and CEO of GrandMet Foods Europe, based in Paris. In 1994 he joined the PepsiCo Group where he successively held the following positions: President of Walkers Crisps in the UK; CEO Europe, Middle East, Africa of Frito-Lay International; and finally CEO of Pepsi-Cola International (1996-2004). Currently, he is a private investor and a director of Syngenta AG and Chairman of the Board of the Vero Beach Musem of Art." [1]


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  1. sodexo Board 2012, organizational web page, accessed November 5, 2013.