Meet the Chairman

Mehmood Khan, M.D.
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development

Dr. Mehmood Khan is PepsiCo’s Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development. In his role, he oversees the PepsiCo Global Performance with Purpose sustainability initiatives and he leads PepsiCo’s R&D efforts.

Dr. Khan sets the priorities for innovation, discovery and development at PepsiCo. As Chair of PepsiCo’s Sustainability Council, he oversees and guides the company’s sustainability initiatives. Additionally, he strengthens PepsiCo’s global network, reputation and knowledge base by launching research projects with leading universities and technology companies, as well as by spearheading agricultural and nutrition science initiatives.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dr. Khan was President, Takeda Global R&D Center, overseeing Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company’s worldwide R&D efforts. Previously, he was as a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., serving as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the endocrinology division. He also spent 9 years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition for the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Khan has served as Chairman of the USPBC since March 2016. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Council.

Dr. Khan is based in Purchase, New York.