Business 100 – 2016

Mary McEvoy/PepsiCo

Mary McEvoy is senior director of Global Procurement at PepsiCo, where she has global responsibility for over $1 billion of sweetener spend. After starting in PepsiCo as an R&D chemist, she has held positions of increasing responsibility across the portfolio during her 18-year career.

Mary earned a B.Sc. in physics and chemistry from the University of Dublin and began her career in chemistry in New York. A native of Kilkenny, she is an inveterate hurling fan, and an avid supporter of the “Black and Amber” Kilkenny county team. A terrific athlete herself, Mary was an active camogie, soccer, and Gaelic football player who played for New York at the All-Ireland junior football level.

Off the field, Mary brings her positive approach to her community. She serves on the advisory board of Self Help Africa, is the co-chair of the New York chapter of the Irish International Business Network, and is the co-founder of LEAP, a novel leadership acceleration program which links Irish and Irish American female professionals with community organizations to solve real business challenges.