The Future of Corporate Leadership: From Chief Scientist to CEO to Chief Design Officer

Pakistan Club

April 29, 2011: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Pakistan Club is very pleased to host Dr. Mehmood Khan again to the University of Chicago.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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($6.00) Parking: 300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage) $6.00 validated parking after 4PM. Have your pass validated at Gleacher security.

Event Details

The Pakistan Club is very pleased to host Dr. Mehmood Khan again to the University of Chicago. In 2006, he spoke on life cycle management of pharmaceutical products. That presentation and event details are at:

Increasingly in a global competitive market place business leaders have to cross beyond traditional boundaries, while exercising a broad array of skills. Growing business and creating shareholder value require an eye on innovation in product and business models, and ultimately leaders will have to transition to roles that may not have existed in the past. Dr. Khan will share thoughts and his insights into looking ahead with a goal to competing effectively. Needless to say, organizational success for the most part is a fundamental necessity to one's career and personal growth no matter how one chooses to define success. So what will the competitive skills of the future be and what are we as senior executives looking for in developing tomorrow's leaders? How do we harness these skills collectively to win in the market place? We hope this is more a discussion than just a presentation.


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Deadline: 4/28/2011


6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Registration & Networking

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Mehmood Khan (Speaker)
Chief Executive Officer, Global Nutrition Group, and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

Mehmood Khan, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer, Global Nutrition Group, and Chief Scientific Officer of PepsiCo, the food and beverage company with the most billion-dollar brands worldwide. In these capacities, he is at the forefront of the Company’s ongoing program to transform, grow and improve the nutrition profile of its products.

Dr. Khan was appointed Chief Scientific Officer in 2008, and Chief Executive Officer, Global Nutrition Group, in October 2010. In his dual capacity, he will direct PepsiCo’s enterprise research planning, portfolio management, and execution of new technology to usher in the next generation of good-for-you foods and beverages. Under his leadership, PepsiCo is set to become the world’s leading provider of good-for-you products, from its current portfolio of $10 billion to $30 billion by the year 2020. As Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Khan has led PepsiCo’s expanded investment in research and development; recruited highly regarded clinical scientists, global health leaders, and medical experts; and launched research projects with leading universities worldwide, to develop PepsiCo’s entire product portfolio.

Before joining PepsiCo, Dr. Khan was President, Takeda Global Research & Development Center, overseeing Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company’s worldwide research and development efforts.

Previous to that position, Dr. Khan was a faculty member at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., serving as Director of the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutritional Trials Unit in the division of endocrinology. Prior to the Mayo Clinic, he spent nine years leading programs in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, and nutrition for the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Khan earned his medical degree from the University of Liverpool Medical School, England, and completed a fellowship in clinical endocrinology and nutrition at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis’ Department of Medicine and Food Science and Nutrition.

Dr. Khan lives in Chicago with his wife Shahida.


K. Rizwan Kadir, '97 
President, Pakistan Club