Derek R. Lewis is President, South Division, PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA).
In this role, Lewis is responsible for leading market-specific sales and commercial planning for all division retail and foodservice customers while providing centralized oversight of business-critical franchise relationships. He also oversees brand-building and enterprise strategy, using regional economies and end-to-end management, enabling PBNA to make, move and sell products on a local level.
Prior to this position, Lewis, a 30-year PepsiCo beverages veteran, was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Field Operations.
Lewis is Co-Chair of PepsiCo’s Diversity Advisory Board, a governing body comprised of a variety of senior leaders who help to set the company’s diversity strategy. Lewis has served on the board for six years, identifying and addressing important diversity issues.
Outside PepsiCo, he serves on the Board of Directors for YMCA of Central Florida, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, and the American Beverage Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Hampton University.
Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hampton University in Virginia and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University in Ohio.