PURCHASE, NY. — Athina Kanioura has been named executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer at PepsiCo, Inc. In this role, she will oversee the company’s digitalization and data strategy while leading a companywide transformation that focuses on accelerating growth and identifying opportunities for cost efficiency and optimization. She will report to Ramon Laguarta, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo.

Ms. Kanioura joins the company from Accenture, where most recently she was chief analytics officer and global head of applied intelligence. There she specialized in applying artificial intelligence and analytics to drive business value.

“Athina is a highly talented leader who will bring a cross-functional, technology-driven approach to business transformation at PepsiCo,” Mr. Laguarta said. “Athina’s hands-on experience helping global consumer packaged goods companies transform their businesses through the use of data and technology solutions will be tremendously valuable as we continue on our journey to be the global leader in convenient foods and beverages by winning with purpose.”