PepsiCo has appointed Edith W. Cooper to its board of directors.
She will start her new role as an independent member of the board from September 1.
Cooper has an extensive background in corporate finance, which includes two decades spent with Goldman Sachs where she held the position of executive vice president and global head of human capital management.
She started her career at Bankers Trust Company, before moving to work in derivative sales at Morgan Stanley.
Cooper will serve on the board at PepsiCo alongside her current board positions at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Museum of Modern Art.
“We are pleased to welcome Edith as we continue to strengthen PepsiCo’s board with a diverse set of leaders”, PepsiCo chief executive and chairman Ramon Laguarta said.
“Her strong background in building and attracting talent will serve PepsiCo well as we bring new capabilities to our team and advance our commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“PepsiCo will also benefit from Edith’s strong financial background through over 30 years of experience in management and sales leadership positions at top organisations.”
PespsiCo board’s nominating and corporate governance committee chair Robert Pohlad added: “Edith will be a valued addition to our board and we are thrilled to add her perspective and experience.
“Edith brings extensive corporate governance prowess and knowledge of the human resources field to our team and will be a powerful voice as we continue to invest to accelerate growth and deliver long-term shareholder value.”