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Erik Sossa

Vice President, Global Benefits & Wellness

PepsiCo, Inc.



Erik is responsible for the design, administration and compliance of PepsiCo’s benefits and wellness programs around the world. His responsibilities include retirement, health & insurance, wellness and work / life quality programs.

He began his career at PepsiCo in 1996 and served various roles in the Compensation and Benefits groups at both PepsiCo and its affiliate, The Pepsi Bottling Group. In those roles he was responsible for the design, administration and financial management of Pepsi’s retirement, health & welfare and executive compensation programs.

Prior to coming to PepsiCo, Erik was a Consultant at Mercer Human Resources Consulting. At Mercer he provided consulting serves for retirement and retiree medical programs regarding design and financial management.

Erik is an Enrolled Actuary under the Joint Board of Enrolled Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a Board member and Chair of the ERISA Industry Committee, a Board member of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) where he co-chairs of the Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital and is on the Board of the Health Innovation Forum. Erik is a member of the Executive Committee of The Conference Board Research Council on Employee Benefits and also a member of the Business Champions Network, an organization aimed at expanding access to higher education. Erik co-chairs the National Drug Purchasing Coalition, the only employer-lead prescription drug purchasing coalition bringing together large employers to drive quality, efficiency and population health management through their pharmacy spend.

Erik is active in his community as a Board Member of Green Chimneys, a school which specializes in animal-assisted therapy for children with emotional and behavioral challenges where he serves on the HR, Quality Assurance and Fund Development committees.

Erik has a B.S. Degree in Mathematics from Manhattan College.