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Tony West
Exec. Vice Pres. Gov. Affairs /General Counsel & Corporate Secretary/PepsiCo

Tony West is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. West assumed this role in November 2014 and is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal, government affairs and public policy organizations. He also oversees the company's global compliance function and serves as President of the PepsiCo Foundation.

West has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. As Associate Attorney General, he led the Justice Department's efforts to protect Americans' civil rights; assisted homeowners who suffered losses during the 2008 financial crisis; strengthened the federal relationship with sovereign Native American nations; established strong partnerships between the nation's state attorneys general and the federal government; and secured access to criminal and civil legal aid regardless of income.

West graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he served as publisher of the Harvard Political Review, and received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.