Ece Aksel

Ece Aksel
Ece Aksel
PepsiCo Turkey, Senior Vice President & General Manager

 

Ece was born in Mersin, Turkey in 1969.  She graduated from Bosphorus University in 1990, with a BA in Business Administration and completed her MBA in Marketing & Operations Research at Ohio State University in 1992.

Her career has started in 1992 at P&G HQ in Cincinnati as Assistant Brand Manager. In 1995 she moved to P&G Turkey and grew up in Marketing ranks on various categories until 2001. Between 2001 and 2004, she served as the Marketing Director at P&G Maghreb, handling two distinct missions in Morocco (turn-around) and in Algeria (market re-entry). 

She joined PepsiCo in November 2004 as the Senior Marketing Director for the East Mediterranean Business Unit.    Ece took over Frito Lay (PepsiCo Snacks) Turkey Senior Commercial Director role in July 2007.   Following that, between August 2008 – December 2013, she worked as the General Manager of Frito Lay Turkey.  In her most recent role (Jan 2014- Nov 2019), Ece led the East Europe Region Snacks Category as Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Since Nov 2019, she is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of PepsiCo Turkey.

Ece Aksel is married and has a 22 year old daughter who is studying at the University of Chicago.