Anindita (Ann) Mukherjee is currently Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of Frito-Lay North America. Otherwise known as the "corn queen", Ann is in charge of Frito-Lay's best-in-class marketing disciplines -- brand marketing, advertising, customer marketing, in addition to insights, innovation and marketing services. Prior to becoming CMO, Ann was Group VP of all Frito Core Brands. Ann started her career with PepsiCo in Frito-Lay's Convenience Foods Division in 2005. She was responsible for leading marketing, new product innovation, consumer insights, and strategy and for all Quaker branded snacking.
Ann has over 15 years of Brand Management and Marketing experience working with Kraft and Citibank prior to joining PepsiCo in 2005. She started her marketing career working on new product development for Citibank Diners Club. She then moved to Kraft to gain a classical consumer packaged goods marketing experience. She worked on a multitude of brands for almost eleven years including Kraft Mac 'N Cheese, Kraft Singles, Taco Bell, Minute Rice, Stove Top Stuffing, Velveeta and DiGiorno. She has also worked on developing global new products for Kraft.
Ann received her BA degree and her MBA from the University of Chicago in 1987 and 1994. In 2007, Advertising Age named Ann, one of the "Top 30 Women to Watch" and Brandweek named her one of its "Marketers of the Year".
Ann was born in Kolkata, India and is very active with the Indian community and its causes. She, her husband Dipu and their 11 year old twins are proud to call Dallas their home. In her spare time, she loves to travel, cook and entertain friends.