Microsoft has appointed Hugh Johnston, vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, to its board of directors and to the board’s audit committee.

Mr. Johnston, 56, has served as the chief financial officer of PepsiCo since 2010, and became vice chairman in 2015. In his career at PepsiCo, he has served as executive vice president of global operations, president of Pepsi-Cola North America, senior vice president of transformation, and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Johnston has previously served as a director and audit committee chair for Twitter and AOL. He currently serves as a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, on the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Advisory Board, and on Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory council.

Other Microsoft board members include John Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman; William Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners; Teri List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap; Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft; Charles Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW; Sandra Peterson, group worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson; Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of  Bank of New York Mellon; John Stanton, chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners; and Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NIO USA.

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