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Guardian elects Vivek Sankaran to board

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Staff Writer | New York, N.Y., USA | August 23, 2018
Vivek SankaranThe Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation's largest mutual life insurers, elects Vivek Sankaran to a three-year term on its board of directors.
Mr. Sankaran is president and chief operating officer of Frito-Lay North America, where he leads PepsiCo's Frito-Lay snack and convenient foods business.

Mr. Sankaran's leadership at Frito-Lay began in 2016, after serving as COO and as Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo North America where he was responsible for PepsiCo's cross-divisional performance across all North American customers.

Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, Mr. Sankaran was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he served various Fortune 100 companies with a focus on strategy and operations.

He has an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in manufacturing from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai.