Digital Solutions to Mitigate the Food Safety Challenges in a Global Supply Chain

  • Recognizing the ever-changing environment and the myriad of challenges that food producers face globally every day, there is an urgent need for tech-enabled risk-based approaches to mitigate these risks to the enterprise
  • This presentation provides an overview of how PepsiCo navigates this ever-changing environment as a business currently operating in nearly 200 countries with an expanding portfolio that includes everything from its billion-dollar brands such as Lay’s Chips and Pepsi-Cola
  • Learn about how this multinational company reduces food safety, quality and regulatory risks to the enterprise by leveraging digital solutions to mitigate the food safety challenges in a global supply chain
  • The presentation will also include some case studies demonstrating specific examples of how PepsiCo is leveraging existing digital capabilities and also cultivating the ingenuity of our people to ideate, create & implement digital based solutions as we aspire to be Faster, Stronger & Better in the marketplace

Mahir Bhagia
VP Global Food Safety

Mahir is currently Vice President of Food safety at PepsiCo Inc( $80B annual revenue). He leads global food safety organization, which is responsible for setting the standards and governing the processes for delivering right food safety standards for all categories (Foods & Beverages) with every pack and every bottle produced by more than 1100 manufacturing plants in PepsiCo portfolio globally.

He has been working at PepsiCo for more than 25 years with gradually increasing responsibilities. He started in India, worked in various Operations/supply chain roles including plant manager of the largest bottling plant in India. He then moved to New York and worked on building quality systems for Non- carbonated Beverages. After that he spent 3 years in Dubai heading Food safety & Quality function for Asia, Middle East, and Africa region. In 2015, he returned to PepsiCo headquarters in New York heading FSQA for Nutrition category globally ($13B annual revenue). Then he led the global program management for R&D implementing digital transformation projects like SAP and Virtual development.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mahir worked at Unilever, India for 4 years in the area of Environment, Health & safety. He also worked for an Indian Company, Thermax, selling industrial products for 2 years.

Mahir is a chemical engineer and holds a postgraduate degree in Process Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.