President of PepsiCo Global Foods Simon Lowden Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

Simon Lowden, President of Global Foods at PepsiCo, loves his new role in building the PepsiCo foods portfolio from indulgence through to nutritional.  After 22 years and a number of roles at PepsiCo, including his most recent role as CMO, Simon’s move to President is, by design, to keep him from getting too comfortable with what he knows and continuously pushing him into new territory.  Now, his mission is to develop the longer-term strategic intent for the business, drive market share growth and evolve capabilities for the future. Nadine Dietz is chief community officer at Adweek and host of the CMO Moves podcast.