Peter Thompson, Executive Vice President, was until recently a private investor and Chairman of Jaypeco Partners, having retired from PepsiCo in 2006. During his thirty years with PepsiCo, Mr. Thompson held positions in general management and finance, including CFO of Latin American operations, Treasurer overseeing the PepsiCo's international expansion and management of risk. He also held positions as VP Finance of Pepsi North America and General Manager of PepsiCo's business in Central Europe and Russia, based in Vienna, where he developed both the soft drink business and extensive export programs in the region. Previously Mr. Thompson worked on Wall Street with J.P. Morgan and as an aerospace engineer with the UK Department of Defense.
Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Cambridge University and studied further at London University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a director of several Latin American consumer goods companies and remains active in a number of sports and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Thompson was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education in 2000 and appointed to Chair of the Audit Committee. Most recently he was Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee but stepped down on December 31, 2010 to accept the position of IIE’s Executive Vice President.
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