PepsiCo, Inc. has appointed C.D. Glin, currently, president and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), as Vice President, Global Head of Philanthropy, for the PepsiCo Foundation, effective next week.
Glin will report to Jon Banner, executive vice president, global communications, and president of the PepsiCo Foundation.
“I am proud and humbled to join PepsiCo’s philanthropy team, which is renowned for its high-impact programs that tackle the challenges facing the global food system and supporting local communities,” said Glin in a written statement. ”
Pepsi’s latest hire will be responsible for the daily management of The PepsiCo Foundation. He will also oversee the Foundation’s strategic direction and continued focus on driving progress toward a more sustainable food system. As part of his duties, Glin will be leading global internal and external engagement around The PepsiCo Foundation’s three core pillars: nutrition, water, and economic resilience.
“We are thrilled to welcome C.D. Glin to PepsiCo as we step up our efforts to deliver positive change for people and the planet,” said Banner. “C.D. is a highly respected leader in philanthropy and sustainable development with a global network in both developed and emerging markets. His expertise across food and nutritional security and good water stewardship will be an asset to PepsiCo, our foundation, and all of the communities we serve.”
Currently, Glin is president and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), an Africa-focused philanthropic organization established by Congress to invest grant capital, build capacity, and scale locally owned, sustainable solutions for underserved and agricultural-dependent populations.
Glin earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C; a master’s certificate in business management from Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans; and a master’s level diploma in strategy and innovation from the Said Business School at Oxford. He has also completed the Leadership for Senior Executives Program at Harvard Business School.