New senior vice president and chief sustainability officer for PepsiCo Europe

By Michelle Perrett

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Katharina Stenholm has joined PepsiCo
Katharina Stenholm has joined PepsiCo

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Katharina Stenholm has joined PepsiCo as its senior vice president and chief sustainability officer, PepsiCo Europe.

Stenholm joins the company from Danone where she held a number of leadership roles in procurement and supply chain and prior to that she worked at SABMiller (now AB InBev) and Polttimo Group. While at Danone she was responsible for delivering its Nature sustainability agenda across the business and into sourcing strategies. 

This new position on PepsiCo’s leadership team in Europe reports into the sector ceo Silviu Popovici. 


Last year the company unveiled PepsiCo Positive (pep+), the company’s end to end transformation,  which puts sustainability at the heart of the business. Stenholm will help accelerate the agenda across all parts of the business and bring an integrated approach to sustainability planning across all the functions.

PepsiCo set ambitious 2030 sustainable farming and climate goals​to cut its environmental impact, including an aim to source all its key ingredients sustainably.

Clear roadmap

“PepsiCo has long had an aspirational and holistic sustainability agenda. Now with pep+ there is a clear roadmap on how the company can sustainably grow and bring value to the planet and people. We’re taking a lot of action internally to deliver on that vision and I will be focusing on how we can embed pep+ into our decision making and partnerships to accelerate our work,”​ said Stenholm. 

“Here in Europe, we also have great tailwinds to deliver on our ambitious vision, including the work led by many national governments as well as the European Union Green Deal. With collaboration critical to deliver systemic change in areas like the green energy transition and building a circular economy, partnership with NGOs, peer companies, suppliers and customers will be a key focus as we work to drive progress on shared challenges.”

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