Cara Keating is stepping into the role of president of PepsiCo Foods Canada on July 26. Keating, currently vice-president customer development at the company, takes over the role from longtime PepsiCo exec Jason McDonell who is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity.
In her 15 years at PepsiCo, Keating has held a number of roles at the consumer packaged goods giant including account management, customer insights as well as field and customer leadership roles. In 2016, Keating was promoted to VP of customer development, the first woman at PepsiCo Foods to have the role. Keating was also named one of Canadian Grocer’s Star Women in Grocery award winners in 2017.