Past Conferences
John C. Liu, Comptroller, City of New York
The Honorable John C. Liu was sworn into office as the 43rd Comptroller of the City of New York on January 1, 2010. In 2001, John Liu was elected to the New York City Council representing District 20 in Queens. Throughout his tenure, he served as Chair of the Transportation Committee, focus-ing..

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Farooq Kathwari, Chairman, President and CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
Farooq Kathwari is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been president of the company since 1985, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1988. In 1989, he formed a group to purchase Ethan Allen; following a restructuring period, he took..

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Nancy Di Dia, Executive Director and Chief Diversity Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim USA
Nancy Di Dia brings more than 25 years of experience in management and diversity practices in corporate America to her role as Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer at Boehringer Ingelheim. She has national responsibility for Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement reaching more than 10,000..

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Daljit K. Bains, Chief Compliance Officer, Peace Corps
Daljit K. Bains joined the Peace Corps in August 2010 as the Chief Compliance Officer. Daljit brings 10 years of Quality and Compliance experience from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. While at Johnson & Johnson, Daljit managed compliance requirements from..

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Alex S. Chi, Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group, Goldman Sachs
Alex is a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group, where he manages the firm's relationships with a number of private equity and related portfolio company clients. He is also cohead of the Firmwide Asian Professionals Network and is the firmwide recruiting cocaptain for MIT. Alex joined..

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Steven Pae, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Steven Pae is currently Executive Director in Morgan Stanley's Institutional Securities Group. Steve heads product development globally for Morgan Stanley's Electronic Trading. Steve graduated from Cornell University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science from the Engineering School. Steve also..

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Jane Hyun, Founder and President, Hyun & Associates; Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Jane Hyun, author of Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, is an internationally renowned executive coach and leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies, schools, and professional associations. Prior to starting this consulting firm, she was a Vice President of HR at JP Morgan, and Director of..

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Lois Cooper, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Adecco Group North America
As Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Inclusion for Adecco Group North America, Lois Cooper leads a team that provides human resources support to 3,200 full-time employees and an average of 120,000 temporary employees per week for the nation's largest staffing company. She is also..

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So-Young Kang, Catalyst, Founder & CEO, The Awaken Group
So-Young Kang is Catalyst, Founder & CEO of The Awaken Group, a global leadership development consulting firm that focuses on transforming the world through "human, creative, adaptive" leaders. We focus on aligning people to strategy through taking leaders on a transformational journey from..

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J.D. Hokoyama, President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc (LEAP)
J.D. Hokoyama is the President and CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), Inc. As LEAP's chief executive officer, he is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the organization. Hokoyama has been with LEAP for nearly 30 years - first as a founding Board member, then..

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Jennifer Brown, CEO and Founder, Jennifer Brown Consulting LLC
Jennifer Brown is a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur committed to guiding leaders and organizations to create healthier workplace cultures that resonate with current and incoming leaders. Jennifer founded JBC in 2004, with two Masters degrees (Organizational Development, Vocal..

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Dr. Francis Q. Eberle, Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Dr. Francis Q. Eberle is the executive director of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 58,000 includes science teachers, science..

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Patricia (Pat) Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald's Corporation LLC
Pat is responsible for the development and implementation of diversity strategies throughout McDonald's Corporation including the 31,489 restaurants in 118 countries. She began her career with McDonald's over 30 years ago as an administrative assistant in the Corporate Legal department. Harris was..

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Diana Lee, Vice President and General Manager, Human Resources, Sojitz Corporation of America
Diana Lee is a human resources executive with thirty years' experience in the media, financial services and private equity sectors helping to lead businesses through critical growth and change. Diana currently is Vice President & General Manager of Human Resources for Sojitz Corporation of America..

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Suri Kumaran, Co-Chair, Asian Business Council, Target Corporation
Suri Kumaran, a passionate champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace currently occupies the position of Co-Chair for the Asian Business Council at the Target Corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Suri joined Target in March 2008 as a Manager in Target's Technology Services..

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Christopher K. Wong, Vice President, Marketing Transformation, Corporate Marketing & Communications Operations, IBM
Chris is currently part of the Corporate Marketing & Communication Operations where as Vice President of Marketing Transformation, he leads major global and cross IBM transformation projects for Marketing including the Project Springboard Market Management initiative and the deployment of Unica..

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Marcelle W. Davis, Sr. HR Analyst, Diversity & Inclusion, Ryder System, Inc.
Marcelle is a goal-oriented, success-driven, strategic thinker & leader. She considers herself a competitive over-achiever who is always trying to get to the next level. Marcelle goes out of her way to find new ways of developing her skills and leveraging her resources. In her 19 years of..

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Thomas W. Monaco, Director, International Advising & Business Development, Career Management Center, Columbia Business School
As Director of International Advising and Business Development, Tom works with recruiters to help connect them to the international MBA student population at Columbia Business School and assists them with the development of effective MBA recruitment strategies. He counsels international students..

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Carole Weinstein, Conference Program Director, The Conference Board; Chief Learner, Learning Works
Ms. Weinstein is the founder and chief learner of Learning Works, a diversity, human resources, learning and talent development consulting firm dedicated to enabling growth and learning. Ms. Weinstein is a global consultant and facilitator whose diverse career in people development and management..

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Lim Tze Min, Area Director, Contact Singapore
Based in New York, Tze Min manages the North American operations of Contact Singapore in the East Coast and Midwest and oversees efforts in the financial services, public sector, biomedical sciences and research sectors. He brings to Contact Singapore his expertise in talent attraction and strategy..

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Tariq Khan, Founder and CEO, Global Diversity Marketing, Inc.
Tariq Khan is a recognized business leader in marketing, branding, innovation, digital marketing, social media, and diversity arena. Tariq's work, interviews and articles have been published in several trade and industry publications and media including CNN International LIVE. Tariq is the founder..

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Calvin Chung, Director, Construction, Target Corporation
Calvin Chung is the Director of Construction with Target Corporation managing new store, remodel, corporate and international construction projects. Prior to joining Target, he managed entering and developing new markets and countries in Europe and Asia. He has 20+ years of experience in Property..

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Ouraphone Siri-Outhay, Director of Diversity Recruiting, UnitedHealth Group
Ouraphone Siri-Outhay joined UnitedHealth Group in September 2008 as the Director of Diversity Recruiting. She's responsible for developing and leading the diversity recruiting strategy for the corporation. In addition, she is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, a group comprised of..

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Dan Beaudry, Head, Business Development, Going Global
Dan Beaudry is the author of "Power Ties: The International Student's Guide to Finding a Job in the United States." Formerly, Dan ran campus recruiting for Monster.com, including the growth and management of Monster's MBA Executive Development and Leadership program. Dan is the former Associate..

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Igor Khayet, President and Founder, MyResumeShop.com
Igor Khayet is the President and Founder of My Resume Shop, a career services company. A member of Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, Khayet has degrees from the Yale School of Management and Georgetown University. He has served as an admissions interviewer for Georgetown..

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Michael Mau, Community Outreach & Liaison Program Manager, CIA
Michael Mau serves as a Community Outreach & Liaison Program Manager under the Director, Central Intelligence Agency staff. He has over 20 years of experience with the CIA in the areas of; diversity recruitment & security. Mr. Mau's previous assignments included serving as the Chief, Diversity &..

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Man Ho Yoon, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Director, KDB Financial Group
Mr. Man Ho Yoon is the current Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Director of KDB Financial Group since his appointment by the Financial Supervisory Committee in October 2009. Before joining the Group, Mr. Yoon had worked for Korea Development Bank (KDB) for over 30 years. During this..

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Judy Shen-Filerman, Founder and Principal, Dreambridge Partners LLC
Judy Shen-Filerman is Founder and Principal of Dreambridge Partners LLC, a cross-cultural leadership development firm focused on cultivating success for students, professionals and teams, with expertise in working with Asian and International individuals. Her practice builds on 3 critical..

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Janelle Neva-Aaker, Global Retail Consumer Education Manager, Nike, Inc.
Janelle Neva-Aaker is the Global Retail Consumer Education Manager for Nike, Inc. A long-time supporter of diversity and inclusion, Janelle currently Co-Chairs the Asia Pacific Employee & Friends Network and is a past-chair of the Native American & Friends Network. She also serves on Nike's..

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Janice Won, Founder, Executive Coach and Consultant, The WON Principles
Janice Won is an Executive Coach and Consultant who uses her 25+ years of human resources and business experience with a global Fortune 100 company, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to enhance leadership effectiveness of executives. Her coaching clarifies vision, hones purpose and..

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Parul Lahoti, Human Resources Manager, Procter and Gamble
Parul Lahoti is currently a Human Resources Manager at Procter and Gamble after having recently received her MBA in Strategy and Organizations & Management from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Parul currently supports a global Engineering organization within Procter and Gamble,..

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Carmina Presto, Global Pharmaceutical R & D, Analytical Chemist & Asian Leadership and Cultural Network (ALCN), Executive Committee Member, Abbott
Carmina Presto is an Analytical Chemist within the Global Pharmaceutical R & D division, Pharmaceutical Products Group at Abbott. She has been with Abbott for 19 years. Carmina provides analytical support data for the advancement of the discovery and development of new products for Abbott. She..

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Y. Vani Rao, Functional Lead, Activity Planning (Gulf of Mexico), BP America, Inc.
Vani Rao is a Functional Lead for BP's Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Activity Planning team, supporting Subsea Operations. Vani joined BP in 2006, working most recently as a Continuous Improvement Advisor and before that on the Projects & Engineering team with accountability for the Management of Change..

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Sree Sreenivasan, Dean, Student Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Sree Sreenivasan is a technology expert and dean of students affairs at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches in the digital journalism program (this fall, for the first time, he is also teaching an MBA Master Class at Columbia Business School). He specializes in..

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Sonia Moghe, TV Reporter, CBS Atlanta
Sonia Moghe is a television reporter for CBS Atlanta. In her job, she shoots, interviews, writes and edits for her own stories -- a "one-woman-band." Before coming to CBS Atlanta, she worked here in New York City at News 12 The Bronx, and earned her M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University..

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Carl Deal, Senior Vice President, Application Services Group
Carl is currently responsible for the operation of Idea's Professional Services Organization across North America. Prior to Carl's current position he served as Vice President, Client Solutions Executive for Ajilon Consulting with responsibility for the Insurance and Healthcare vertical markets...

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Howie Schaffer, Vice President, Cook Ross Inc.
Howie Schaffer is a respected speaker, trainer, and facilitator on cutting-edge topics in diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. His recent content, product, and research efforts focus on Exploring Unconscious Bias, Setting the Boundaries of Cultural Competency, Overcoming Diversity Fatigue..

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Dr. Suresh Kumar, Founder and CEO, NexAge Technologies USA Inc.; Founder and CEO, Green Earth LLC
Dr. Suresh Kumar is a successful corporate executive and serial entrepreneur. During the past 12 years as the key-founder of three successful entrepreneurial ventures and by completing his doctoral dissertation in field of entrepreneurship, Suresh has developed deep insights and expertise in the..

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Yvonne Ng, Engineering Education Specialist, National Center for STEM Elementary Education
Yvonne Ng has combined her passion for engineering, an entrepreneurial spirit and the innovative heart of an inventor to share a love for engineering with students of all ages. She is the Engineering Education Specialist for the National Center for STEM Elementary Education, providing custom..

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Connie Wong, Founder and Managing Director, CSW Associates Inc.
Connie Wong is the founder and Managing Director of CSW Associates Inc., a leading global consulting firm specializing in services addressing global workforce diversity. CSW Associates Inc.'s drama-based interactive approach has received acclaim globally across many industries and leading academic..

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Sue Ann Hong, Northeast Claims Manager, P&C, State Farm Insurance
Sue Ann Hong is Property & Casualty Claims Manager for State farm in the Ballston Spa Operations Center. She is responsible for auto property claims for New York, New Jersey, New England and Pennsylvania. She began her State Farm career in 1989 as a data processing trainee in the former Michigan..

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Cici Li, Executive Search Manager, Intel, Greater Asia
Cici has been with Intel for 6 years and has held a variety of roles within Staffing Organization. She joined Intel Chengdu Assembly & Test Manufacture as Site Staffing Manager on 2005, who played a key role of Intel Chengdu site ramping with 1000+ hires. On 2008, Cici relocated to Beijing as Intel..

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Abhi Shah, CEO and Managing Director, Clutch Group
Abhi Shah is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Clutch Group. In this role, Mr. Shah is responsible for overseeing all business operations and the overall strategic direction of the company. Prior to Clutch Group, Mr. Shah worked with Mphasis, a global IT and Business Process..

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Ming Liu, Foreign Service Officer, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ming Liu has been serving as the Regional President of NAAMBA's Washington, D.C. office since March of 2011. As the first regional president of the area, Mr. Liu bas been leading the efforts of establishing a sustainable resource for NAABMA members in the D.C. area. He has been a member of..

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Kiichiro Sato, President, JETRO New York
Kiichiro Sato assumed the post of President of JETRO New York, head office in North America of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), in August 2010. After receiving a Bachelor of Economics degree from Tokyo University in 1980, he entered the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)..

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Savio S. Chan, President and CEO, US China Partners Inc.
Savio S. Chan is a pre-eminent expert on doing business in China. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of US China Partners Inc., a privately held business development firm specializing in Market Entry, Strategic Sourcing and Marketing Development in China for U.S. companies. Savio..

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Shubha Ramaswamy, Founder and CEO, Reap Leaders
Shubha Ramaswamy is a former IT executive with over 17 years experience in leadership and consulting in the pharmaceutical, finance and insurance industries. She has led very diverse global teams implementing large scale initiatives, working with senior executives, business leaders, external..

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Ananda S. Chakravarty, Product Director, Diversity, Monster Worldwide
Ananda Chakravarty is Product Director, Diversity for Monster Worldwide and currently oversees the Diversity product line for Monster. His work combines strategy, product management, and strategic alliances to leverage the Monster Diversity & Inclusion product set. At Monster he works with top..

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Rebecca Carmine, Assistant Environmental Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
Rebecca Carmine currently holds the position of Assistant Environmental Engineer at Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., where she specializes in wastewater treatment plant design. She presently serves as project engineer for the Assessment of Climate Change and Population Growth Effects on NYC's Sewer and..

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Isaias Zamarripa, CEO, Three Degrees from Isaias
Isaias Zamarripa just started his own consulting firm Three Degrees from Isaias. He is focusing on consulting in the areas of Diversity, Employee Networks and in Executive recruiting. The last decade he was the Director of Talent Acquisition & Diversity at General Mills in Minneapolis, MN. In that..

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Philip A. Berry, President, Philip Berry Associates, LLC
Philip is the President of Philip Berry Associates, LLC and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York responsible for the 24 colleges in the New York area. He inspired the founding of PBA after working in over 60 countries and lecturing extensively on leadership,..

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Dr. Qiqing (Christine) Ouyang, Program Director, University Programs World Wide, IBM Corporation
Dr. Qiqing (Christine) Ouyang is currently the Program Director, University Programs World Wide, IBM Corporation. She is an IBM Research Technical Advocate for Aerospace and Defense Industry. In 2007-2009, She was the manager of 22 nm, 15 nm and 11 nm at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center,..

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Julayne Lee, Corporate Recruiting, UnitedHealth Group
Julayne Lee works in corporate recruiting at UnitedHealth Group, a leading healthcare company, which serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Prior to joining UHG, she was with SUPERVALU, Inc., a leading grocery retailer, where she co-founded and chaired the Asian Business Council. She co-..

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Mike Davis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Global i365
Mr. Davis spent 17 years consulting and working in-house in the areas of diversity and inclusion, change management and organization development. He began his career as part of the global diversity and change management practices at Towers Perrin and continued as one of the founding members of The..

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Audrey S. Lee, Vice President, Executive Coach and Cultural Leadership Strategist, Hyun & Associates
Audrey Lee, Vice President of Hyun & Associates, is leadership and diversity strategist, who consults with Fortune 500 companies to develop integrated leadership strategies that impact business practices throughout the organization. She expertly combines program facilitation, coaching, and..

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Wei Sheng Lee, Regional Director, Americas, Singapore EDB
Wei Sheng is Regional Director for the Singapore EDB (based in New York), and oversees the EDB's operations in NY, Boston, DC, Chicago and Brazil. He was previously the Center Director in Chicago since 2008, and was responsible for working with Midwest based multinationals and fast-growing..

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David Flint, Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific Group, Parker Hannifin Corporation
30+ years Human Resources Management with Operational, Distribution and Manufacturing experience in industries covering FMCG, Digital Imaging and Industrial Products. Holding a Economics Degree and Accounting Certificate from Sydney Australia’s Macquarie University, and a graduate of the..

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Craig A. Williams, Vice President, U.S., The McDonald’s Division, The Coca-Cola Company
In March 2009, Craig was appointed Vice President, U.S., The McDonald’s Division, after holding the position of Assistant Vice President of U.S. Marketing for the Division. Craig joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2005 as the Group Director of U.S. Marketing for The McDonald’s Division of The..

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Vince Vitiello, Executive Vice President, The Producers Group
In furthering our commitment to providing agents the best in expert brokerage services, The Producers Group is planning a major expansion in the eastern half of the United States. We are pleased to announce that Vince Vitiello has joined us as Executive Vice President of The PG East and will lead..

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A. Salman Amin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo
A. Salman Amin is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of PepsiCo, which owns the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines, each of which generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. PepsiCo's main..

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Karen Dong, Managing Director, Customer Care, New York Times
Karen Dong, Managing Director, Customer Care, New York Times

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