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PepsiCo appoints WTO head Roberto Azevêdo as executive vice president

Christian Fernsby | Purchase, N.Y., USA | August 20, 2020
Roberto AzevêdoPepsiCo announced that Roberto Azevêdo, currently director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has been appointed executive vice president and chief corporate affairs officer, effective September 1, 2020.
Mr. Azevêdo currently serves as the Director General of the WTO, a position he has held since September 2013.

In 2008, Mr. Azevêdo was appointed Brazil's Ambassador to the WTO.

From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Azevêdo was Vice Minister for Economic and Technological Affairs at the Foreign Ministry in Brasilia, where he was Brazil's chief trade negotiator for the Doha Round and represented Brazil in MERCOSUR negotiations.

From 2001 to 2005, he was head of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry's Dispute Settlement Unit and Brazil's chief litigator in WTO disputes.

Mr. Azevêdo began his career as a diplomat in Washington, DC, followed by additional posts in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Geneva, Switzerland.