Eric Llopis
 
Eric Llopis is chief strategy officer at Pepsi Beverages Company. In this role, he is focused on accelerating the company's growth across North America by identifying local market opportunities and diversifying the company's brand portfolio. He is also responsible for PBC's Learning Labs program, which is designed to provide access to promising brands in emerging beverage categories that offer high growth potential.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Llopis served as chief strategy officer at Pepsi Bottling Group (PBC), where he worked closely with senior management to drive innovation, strengthen and reposition the company's brand portfolio, and capitalize on geographic growth opportunities.
 
Prior to joining PBC, Mr. Llopis served as director of competitive strategy at Miller Brewing Company. Before joining Miller in 2005, he co-founded Auctive, a management consulting firm where he specialized in helping consumer product companies such as Diageo, Coors, Kellogg and Eastman Kodak with their strategies related to product portfolio growth, distribution, channel development and international expansion. He also spent eight years with Dove Consulting, where he advised PepsiCo, Nestle, Kraft and others.
 
Mr. Llopis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
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