Sr Vice President & CFO – Middle East & North Africa Region at PepsiCo
Mannu Bhatia is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at PepsiCo. In his role, he leads the company’s financial agenda and works together with the region’s President to ensure healthy growth across markets.
Prior to his CFO role in MENA, he was CFO for the Asia Pacific region, where he led the business transformation agenda and continuous improvement to ensure sustainable growth and financials. He championed numerous strategic and transformational projects, and greatly enhanced business performance including the Australia & New Zealand Snacks productivity transformation, Thailand Snacks business turnaround, significant improvement in the smaller New Zealand and Vietnam Snacks operations, and ongoing robust performance of the beverage operations in Vietnam and Philippines. Mannu has also been a board member on five different joint ventures across Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Jordan, and Lebanon.
He has over three decades of leadership experience having joined PepsiCo in 1998, and has held a number of positions in the company across R&D, corporate finance, operations, and senior management. Earlier in his career, Mannu held a variety of finance leadership roles with ICI, plc.
Mannu has a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College,India and is a chartered accountant.