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Lauren Kramer-Dover, 35

Global Executive Director—Strategy & Corporate Development

Dell Inc.


Kramer-Dover joined Dell in 2011 and currently leads global strategy and corporate development for all of the company’s business units, representing over $60 billion in revenue. In this role, she leads a global team focused on driving holistic long-term strategies, identifying big bets for future growth and pursuing business development activities that advance this strategic agenda.


Prior to joining Dell, Kramer-Dover was senior director of strategy for PepsiCo Americas Foods, a $22B division within PepsiCo, where she led a strategy team focused on identifying global growth and expansion opportunities. She and her team built country and region strategies which leverage both internal PepsiCo capabilities and external acquisition targets. She worked closely with individual businesses, country teams and Corporate Development.


Previous to her role in PepsiCo Americas Foods, Kramer-Dover was the director of marketing at Quaker Foods & Snacks (a division of PepsiCo); senior manager, Strategic Initiatives for PepsiCo’s Wal-Mart team; brand manager for Sierra Mist at Pepsi-Cola North America. And prior to joining Pepsi she was a strategy consultant with Monitor Group, a founding member of the Monitor Group’s Organizational Strategy Practice, and head of Diversity Recruiting.


Kramer-Dover has a bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Lauren Kramer-Dover, 35

Global Executive Director—Strategy & Corporate Development

Dell Inc.

Kramer-Dover joined Dell in 2011 and currently…