Jane Wakely is Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer and Marketing Officer and Chief Growth Officer, International Foods at PepsiCo. Jane oversees PepsiCo’s Global Consumer organization across our brand portfolio, which includes R&D, Marketing, Insights, Design and Category Strategy as well as our International Foods Global Group.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Jane was the Lead CMO at Mars Incorporated where she was a driving force in the transformation of Mars’ consumer functions, leading and launching Mars’ innovative mandate for sustainable growth with people, data, creativity, and purpose at its heart. Jane began her career at Procter & Gamble.
Jane has led teams who have won numerous industry awards over the last decade, including more than 160 Cannes Lions, 120 One Show awards, 100 Effies and 60 Design and Art Direction awards. Personal highlights include winning the inaugural Grand Prix in the Sustainable Development Goals category at Cannes, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. She was also recognized as Advertiser of the Year by Spikes Asia in 2021 for the “Lion’s Share”. Jane was one of the founding members of the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and is active across the United Nation’s Unstereotype Alliance, the World Federation of Advertisers and the Association of National Advertisers. She holds an BS with honors in Business Administration and is also qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Most importantly, Jane is a proud mother of a daughter and son who have reawakened her own creativity and purpose to create a bright future.