Jim joined PepsiCo in 2016. He heads PepsiCo’s Beyond the Bottle business unit, including our SodaStream and SodaStream Professional businesses. He also leads PepsiCo’s sustainability agenda, including the strategic framework, governance, and integrated plans of PepsiCo, whilst ensuring that sustainability is woven into the operating plans of all Business Units.
Previously, Jim served as chief strategy and innovation officer for Royal Philips N.V., and as CEO of Philips Group Innovation, based in Amsterdam. He played a central role in the transformation of Philips from a conglomerate to a focused and high-performing health tech company, accountable for all elements of strategy and innovation. He was instrumental in leading the evolution of innovation at the company, with a focus on increasing speed-to-market of new products and developing a leaner and more efficient R&D organization. He also led the company’s digital transformation. Prior to this Jim, held roles with Sears Holdings Corporation and Boston Consulting Group.