Aamer Sheikh
Global Meets Local 2021

Aamer Sheikh

Rank: 11

Company: PepsiCo

Designation: President and General Manager—MENA and Pakistan

Sector: Food and beverage

Nationality: Pakistani-American

Global headquarters: U.S.

MENA headquarters: U.A.E.

Sheikh has been leading PepsiCo’s MENA and Pakistan team of 9,000 people for two years. PepsiCo is projected to invest $2 billion into Saudi Arabia by 2024, totaling its investments in the kingdom to $5 billion since 2013. The company is the official beverage and snack partner of Expo 2020. Last year, PepsiCo launched its premium filtered water brand, LIFEWTR, in the U.A.E., with labels designed by contemporary Arab artists. Sheikh is also the Chairman of the US-Saudi Business Council and Vice Chairman of the US-Pakistan Business Council.