May 30th, 2012 | OPEN Leadership Series I
Salman Amin, EVP and Global CMO at PepsiCo
Wednesday: May 30th | 6:00 PM SHARP
@Tarnopol Room, Penn Club of NY (30 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036)
For more information, please contact: Events@OpenNYC.org
Please register to confirm attendance: Leadership Series Event Registration
About OPEN NY Leadership Series
OPEN NY is proud to present its first-ever Leadership Series. Through the series, participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable career insight over a cocktails and a casual atmosphere from some of the best and brightest industry leaders.
About Mr. Salman Amin
Salman Amin is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of PepsiCo. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With net revenues of over $65 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world.
Mr. Amin assumed this role in August 2009, and is responsible for driving global marketing strategies and plans for PepsiCo worldwide, with accountability for consumer and shopper marketing, media, insights, and marketing talent development. Mr. Amin joined PepsiCo in 1995, and has served in a variety of positions, including vice president, Marketing, Pepsi-Cola International; senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Frito Lay International; senior vice president, New Platforms, PepsiCo; and chief marketing officer, PepsiCo International. Most recently, he was president, PepsiCo United Kingdom and Ireland, where he was responsible for snack foods (Walkers), breakfast cereals (Quaker), and fruit juices (Tropicana and Copella).Before joining PepsiCo, Mr. Amin spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble, and held a variety of brand management positions working on hair care, paper, and food and beverage businesses in the U.S., Germany, Middle East and Asia.
Mr. Amin holds a Bachelor of Arts (Civil Engineering), Syracuse University and an Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School, Northwestern University. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Mr. Amin is a Board member of Elizabeth Arden Company.
About OPEN NY
The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN), formed in 2001, is a voluntary not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence within the Pakistani-American community. OPEN has chapters in Boston, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Chicago, Houston, Chicago and New York. The various chapters of OPEN regularly organize events pertaining to current issues in business and entrepreneurship. The New York Chapter, OPEN NY, also formed in 2001, serves one of the most diverse and vibrant communities of Pakistani-Americans and other South Asians. Our membership is as diverse as the community, representing several industries such as Finance (Banking, Private Equity, VC and Hedge Funds), Consumer Products, Life Sciences, Health-care, Media, Telecoms and Technology. Over the years, we have organized major events for our constituents, focusing on a diverse range of industries and topics, including Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Women in Leadership, Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship, Media and Telecoms, etc., as well as events featuring Pakistani-American Film-makers, Fashion Designers, Musicians, Artists, etc. Our past keynote speakers have included some of the most successful entrepreneurs and professionals from the Pakistani-American community. In addition, OPEN NY has organized programs for the “younger generation” within our community, including Career Days for students, Mentor Series that allows four to five people to interact with very senior executives, as well as Entrepreneurial Workshops.
Event Partners: SAMMA & APF
SAMMA, the South Asian Marketing, Media and Entertainment Association, is the first and largest U.S. industry association representing, promoting, developing and networking the fast growing community of South Asians in media, marketing and entertainment through professional development, events and first US national conference focused on the rise of South Asians in TV/film, branding/advertising, digital/social media, music, entrepreneurship, sports, fashion and more hosted in collaboration with Time Warner. SAMMA is a national not for profit professional association and is based in New York. [Learn More about SAMMA]
The American Pakistan Foundation (APF) seeks to effectively catalyze long term economic development and social change in Pakistan by engaging the diaspora and the private sector and by building partnerships with key stakeholders in Pakistan and the United States. APF identifies and supports credible and scalable socio-economic initiatives by collaborating with partners on the ground in Pakistan, and by mobilizing intellectual and financial resources towards these programs. The American Pakistan Foundation is working closely with non-profit and community organizations in Pakistan to implement its flood recovery and rehabilitation program, impacting over 42,000 lives. APF offers a secure and transparent channel for charitable giving and is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the United States. [Learn more about APF].