David Yawman

Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Pepsico


Dave Yawman is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, and generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

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Dave assumed this role in November 2017, and leads the company’s worldwide legal, government affairs and public policy, and compliance and ethics functions.

Dave has nearly 20 years of experience at PepsiCo, spanning positions across PepsiCo’s businesses and former bottling group. Most recently, Yawman served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for PepsiCo and general counsel for North America and Corporate. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president, compliance and ethics officer for PepsiCo, managing a global team of professionals overseeing compliance and ethics matters around the world. Yawman also served as general counsel of North America Beverages, Quaker Foods North America and Latin America Beverages. Earlier in his PepsiCo career, Dave was the Associate General Counsel for the Pepsi Bottling Group where he oversaw all corporate, securities, and M&A matters, and previously, spent six years as a member of PepsiCo’s corporate law department.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1998, Dave was an associate with law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and served as a law clerk in the United States District Court.

Dave graduated with honors from Rutgers University School of Law (Newark), where he served as Managing Director of the Rutgers Law Review, and received his Bachelors Degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Dave is based in Purchase, N.Y.