PepsiCo - Vice Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer
Mehmood Khan, M.D., is Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of PepsiCo. In his role, Dr. Khan oversees the PepsiCo global Performance with Purpose sustainability agenda, including environmental, agriculture, energy and water as well as human and talent sustainability for the company, and he leads PepsiCo’s research and development (R&D) efforts, creating breakthrough innovations in food, beverages and nutrition–as well as delivery, packaging and production technology–to drive PepsiCo’s businesses forward.
Before joining PepsiCo in 2007, Dr. Khan was President, Takeda Global Research & Development Center, overseeing Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company’s worldwide drug development. Previous to that position, Dr. Khan was a consultant endocrinologist and faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., serving also as the Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the division of endocrinology. Prior to the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Khan spent nine years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition including as Chief of Endocrinology for the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, University of MN. He has served as faculty both in the department of Food Sciences, College of Agriculture and the Medical School at the University of MN. Dr. Khan serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and on several national committees.