Laxman was appointed as CEO-Designate on 16 July 2019. He will be appointed as CEO on 1 September 2019.
Prior to joining RB, Laxman held various roles at PepsiCo from 2012 to 2019. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo’s Latin America, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa operations, where he ran the Company’s food and beverage businesses across the regions. Prior to PepsiCo, Laxman served as a Director for McKinsey & Company and held various roles from 1993 to 2012. He was also an Advisory Board member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Centre at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.