Speakers Profile

Mr Praveen Someshwar
CEO –India Beverages
PepsiCo India

Praveen started his working career with ICI India Ltd, where he did stints accounting for Commercial (North) and was Business Accounts Manager when he left ICI in 1994.

He joined PepsiCo as Finance Manager – Mumbai in 1994.

Thereafter he progressed through a series of senior roles within the organization. He moved to the position of MUGM -West in 2004 and then in 2005 he took over as India Planning Director. In 2007, he took over as India Beverages CFO, and then was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Bottling Operations PepsiCo India in year 2009.

Praveen is currently the CEO-India Beverages.

Praveen articled with AF Ferguson & Company and studied to be a Chartered Accountant. He also added ICWA qualification to his educational background.

He is married to Kavitha, who is associated with Genesis Foundation – an NGO working for children and has a daughter named Aditi