PepsiCo Global Nutrition Sciences
Marianne O’Shea is Vice President of Global Nutrition Sciences for PepsiCo, leading a dynamic team of nutrition experts to guide the nutrition strategy fueling PepsiCo’s innovation and portfolio transformation through nutrition science. Marianne and her team collaborate with internal cross functional teams and business units worldwide to implement nutrition and health science programs that capitalize on our strengths and address gaps in PepsiCo’s portfolio.
Marianne joined PepsiCo in 2010, prior to that she held various R&D roles within several sectors of the industry including nutritional ingredient suppliers to both food and supplement industry and originally started her career in CPG with Unilever in the Netherlands. Her current priority is to guide the transformation of PepsiCo's portfolio to provide more nutritious choices for consumers by increasing nutrients of need such as fiber, while reducing nutrients to limit such as saturated fats and added sugars. In addition her team are responsible for the development of science to support positioning of consumer products relative to digestive health, energy, hydration and heart health. Marianne is a co-author on more than 50 publications and book chapters on the health benefits of grains and lipids and is co-inventor on several patents. She has a global perspective obtained through education and career experience throughout Europe and the US.
In addition to R&D related roles, Marianne was also in general management prior to joining PepsiCo, responsible for managing North American operations for Lipid nutrition LLC.
Marianne holds a degree in biochemistry from University College Dublin and has a PhD in biochemistry and nutrition from Dublin City University. She continued postgraduate training at Dublin City University and subsequently during her career received executive training in general management from the University of Chicago School of Business.