Priyadarshi was previously CFO at sports and outdoor group Vista Outdoor Inc. and has held senior roles at Pepsico and Walmart
Sudhanshu Priyadarshi | Photo credit: Vista Outdoor Inc.
Keurig Dr Pepper has announced Sudhanshu Priyadarshi will be its next Chief Financial Officer. Effective from 14 November 2022, Priyadarshi will report to KDP CEO Ozan Dokmecioglu and lead KDP’s finance and information functions.
Priyadarshi brings to the role more than 20 years of leadership experience in the food & beverage, retail, pharmaceutical and logistics industries. He has spent the majority of his career at multi-national CPG and retail companies, namely PepsiCo and Walmart.
Most recently, Priyadarshi was CFO at sports and outdoor group Vista Outdoor Inc., a role he has held since April 2020.
“I am delighted to join KDP at such an exciting time in the Company's journey,” Priyadarshi said. “I look forward to working closely with Ozan and the entire executive team to continue driving organic growth while pursuing opportunities to deliver above-plan value creation through strategic allocation of KDP's industry-leading free cash flow generation.”
"Sudhanshu's impressive financial management experience at leading companies, combined with his strategic and operational savvy, makes him the ideal executive for this critical role," said Dokmecioglu. "He will be a strategic partner to our team, as we deliver against our commitments, scale our business for growth and continue to successfully navigate the complex macro environment. We are thrilled to welcome him to KDP."
KDP was formed in 2018
after JAB Holding Company acquired US soft drinks manufacturer and distributor, Dr Pepper Snapple, and merged it with its Keurig Green Mountain coffee business in a deal worth $18.7bn.
The company manages a portfolio of over 125 owned, licensed, partner and allied brands, including retail coffee products from prominent US branded chains, Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, Cinnabon, Caribou Coffee, Tully’s Coffee and Gloria Jeans Coffee.