Jon Banner | Influence 100

Jon Banner

EVP, Communications & President, Pepsico Foundation



PepsiCo has been strengthening its reputation in recent years, with former CEO Indra Nooyi instituting, and her successor Ramon Laguarta now steering, the company’s “performance with purpose” approach resonating with stakeholders.

Jon Banner assumed communications leadership of Pepsico in May 2014, after joining the company in 2012 to oversee global strategy and planning. He now leads the food and beverage giant’s communications across all business units and global sectors, reporting to Laguarta.

Before joining Pepsico, Banner amassed more than two decades of journalism experience, including senior-level executive and editorial positions at ABC News, where he led the rebranding of the news division, worked with the world’s leading anchors, controlled all editorial, creative and financial aspects of the network's flagship broadcast, and managed a global team that included several hundred employees around the world.