PURCHASE, N.Y. — Sanjeev Chadha has been named chief executive officer of Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) at PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Chadha most recently was president of PepsiCo Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Chadha is a 23-year veteran of PepsiCo and one of the company’s most seasoned international leaders. He has worked in each of AMEA’s key markets and has led multiple business functions, including marketing, sales, innovation, franchise and general management. Prior to his most recent role, he held various other leadership positions across the region and has been instrumental in the strong growth of PepsiCo AMEA.

“Sanjeev is one of the most respected senior leaders in the PepsiCo family and he has a strong track record of success,” said Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo. “His leadership, experience and deep knowledge of the business, the region and its people will help to continue to drive success in AMEA.”

Mr. Chadha received a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and an undergraduate degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.

Mr. Chadha takes the place of Saad Abdul-Latif, who died in August. Umran Beba had been serving as acting sector head for PepsiCo AMEA until Mr. Chadha’s appointment.