May 2017 Volume 14

Pepsico CEO impressed by Champs

Dr. Glen Laman
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Mr. Albert P. Carey, CEO of North America at Pepsico, Inc. recently attended the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls' Championships in Kingston as the honored guest of Kingston College.

Carey could be seen in the grandstand wearing his purple and white sports shirt adorned with the KC crest. He was duly impressed with the event remarking that “the comparison I have is the Super Bowl or the NCAA National Basketball Championships.”

Carey’s visit to Champs was orchestrated by KC Old Boy and ‘Godfather’ of the Kingston College Old Boys Association, Audley Hewett and his son Wayne Hewett, also a Kingston College Old Boy.  Both Wayne and Albert are directors on the board of the Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the United States.

Reflecting on the CEO’s visit, Audley said, “The KC fraternity is honored that Carey was our guest at Champs. He is such a humble and down-to-earth man that he has indicated that he wanted to sit in the grandstand among the supporters and not among the dignitaries,” Audley added, “He wanted to sit among the Jamaican people and get a good feel of things.”

Carey, also known as Al, has been the Chief Executive Officer of North America at Pepsico, Inc. since April 2016. Mr. Carey served as the Chief Executive Officer of North America Beverages Segment at Pepsico, Inc. from July 2015 to March 30, 2016. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Americas Beverages at Pepsico, Inc. from September 14, 2011 to July 8, 2015. He has 30 years of sales experience. He is a highly experienced, 25-year veteran of PepsiCo with nearly 20 years at Frito Lay North America.

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