Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer has left the company to become CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance ... PepsiCo has promoted Deputy General Counsel David Flavell to General Counsel to succeed Dave Yawman, who is leaving to pursue other interests after 22 years at PepsiCo, the company said ... Keurig Dr Pepper named former Capital Group Companies financial analyst Juliette Hickman to its board of directors ... Jamie Colbourn has been named chairman of Jones Soda’s board, following a stint as interim CEO after former CEO Jennifer Cue stepped down from the role last April ... Former PepsiCo (Frito Lay North America) finance executive Judy Macedonio has been named CFO at Chobani following stints at Dean Foods and Henkel ... BioSteel, the sports drink brand owned by cannabis producer Canopy Growth, has made five senior hires; they are Head of Ready-to-Drink Sales David Giancoulos (former Red Bull, Rockstar Energy), Customer Facing Ready-to-Drink National Accounts VP Dan Ladenhoff (former Red Bull, Dr Pepper Snapple), Sales & Distribution VP Greg McCauley (former Red Bull, Cytosport, Miller Brewing), Ready-to-Drink National Accounts VP Daniel St-Cyr (former Coca-Cola, Rockstar Energy), and Head of Marketing John Peirano. (former Red Bull, Muscle Milk, Humm Kombucha) ... Cascadia Capital has promoted Scott Porter to managing director of the firm’s Food, Beverage and Agriculture Group ... Former PepsiCo and US Foods supply chain executive Ty Gent has joined cannabis company Cresco Labs as COO ... In a Jan. 27 piece published by Fast Company, former Coca-Cola senior marketer Geoff Cottrill praised PepsiCo for its Super Bowl advertising approach this year; Cottrill co-founded the independent media and entertainment company Marvin late last year.
PEOPLE - INTERNATIONAL. Vita Coco EMEA CEO Giles Brook will move to a role advising Co-founder Michael Kirban in the US on plans for global expansion, the Grocer reported; UK Managing Director Tim Rees will take on the full EMEA region for Vita Coco ... Coca-Cola last month appointed Alfred Olajide as VP and managing director for the company’s Nigeria operating division; in addition, former GE and Procter & Gamble executive Patricia Obozuwa has joined Coca-Cola as VP of Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for the Africa operating division ... PepsiCo Europe SVP & Chief Category Officer Ian Ellington has been elected president of industry trade group Unesda (Soft Drinks Europe) ... PepsiCo AMEA General Counsel Rania Rizk died of an undisclosed cause in Dubai in late December, according to social media posts.
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