Amit Nanchahal is the Associate Director – Communications at PepsiCo India. As a qualified communications professional with over 17 years of experience, Amit has been influencing both the internal and external environments consistent with business objectives through the strategic use of communications and sustainability initiatives. At PepsiCo India, Amit plays a crucial role in managing the image and reputation of PepsiCo India’s iconic food brands like Lay’s, Kurkure, and Quaker Oats while driving the ‘Winning with Purpose’ agenda. The ‘Winning with Purpose’ philosophy focuses on Sustainability Priorities including Creating a Circular Future for Plastics, Improved Choices Across Product Portfolio, and Next Generation Agriculture. Besides this, Amit has also been instrumental in managing crises with his strategic communication skills for various campaigns. Prior to PepsiCo India, Amit has been part of the communications team for leading brands like Ola and SABMiller India. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and driving corporate and brand reputation management initiatives. Attributing to his phenomenal communication and leadership skills, Amit has been featured in the coveted list of top 40 under 40 PR & Corporate Communication by leading media organisations – Reputation Today 2019 and Exchange for Media 2020. Amit is also a regular speaker on various panels discussing different aspects of communications. Amit holds an MBA in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management and a Master’s in Economics from Punjab University. Amit is a sports enthusiast and an ardent cricket fan. He also has a passion for cooking and is often seen experimenting with Quaker Oats to conjure healthy food options.