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Tony  West

Tony West

Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Purchase, NY, USA

Tony West is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $66 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola - make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world.

West assumed this role in November 2014 and is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal, government affairs and public policy organizations. He also oversees the company's global compliance function and serves as President of the PepsiCo Foundation.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, West served as the Associate Attorney General of the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice’s third-ranking official.

West has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. As Associate Attorney General, he led the Justice Department's efforts to protect Americans' civil rights; assist homeowners who suffered losses during the 2008 financial crisis; strengthen the federal relationship with sovereign Native American nations; establish strong partnerships between the nation's state attorneys general and the federal government; and secure access to criminal and civil legal aid regardless of income.

Prior to his appointment as Associate Attorney General, West served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, the Justice Department's largest litigating component, where he supervised the work of approximately 1,000 lawyers. In this role, West bolstered the division's enforcement efforts to recover taxpayer money lost to fraud and abuse. He also emphasized the division's responsibility to bring civil and criminal actions to enforce the nation's consumer protection laws.

Earlier in his career, West was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California, where he prosecuted a variety of federal crimes. He also served as Special Assistant Attorney General at the California Department of Justice and was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco.

West graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he served as publisher of the Harvard Political Review, and received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.

West is based in Purchase, N.Y.

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