Foundation Lead, PepsiCo Foundation
Jonathan George is a 15-year PepsiCo veteran, currently serving as a Foundation Lead for the PepsiCo Foundation. In his current role, Jonathan supports the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts across North America, where he oversees numerous initiatives, including their flagship community college program and disaster relief programs.
Since 2021, Jonathan has led the disaster relief efforts in North America for the PepsiCo Foundation, ensuring the support for markets impacted by disasters. His work has involved multiple partners, such as the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, World Central Kitchen, Save the Children, and numerous local organizations, making a substantial difference in affected communities.
The community college program, another initiative under Jonathan’s purview, is PepsiCo’s largest community investment, spanning over 20 colleges across the country. It has provided more than $12 million in funding since 2021, supporting over 3,000 scholars from underserved communities.
Prior to his work in North America, Jonathan oversaw the Foundation’s initiatives in the Latin America sector, where he managed a portfolio of more than $20 million in strategic programs focused on Agro, nutrition, safe water access & disaster relief. His work in the Latin America sector included partnerships with key organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
Before joining the PepsiCo Foundation, Jonathan held several roles of increasing responsibility in PepsiCo’s supply chain and R&D, including new product innovation initiatives with Tropicana and Quaker. With a strong background in both the business and philanthropic sectors, Jonathan brings a wealth of experience to his current role, where he is committed to creating meaningful impact and driving positive change through the PepsiCo Foundation’s initiatives.
Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He and his wife, Sheba, have two sons and live in Dallas, TX.