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Christopher A. Sinclair

Christopher A. Sinclair
Born September 05, 1950 (1950-09-05) (age 57)
Hong Kong
Occupation Executive Chairman & CEO Cambridge Solutions Ltd. Retired Chairman & CEO Pepsi-Cola Co.

Christopher A. Sinclair (b. September 5, 1950, Hong Kong) is an American businessman. He is the executive chairman and CEO of Cambridge Solutions Ltd. ([1]), the second largest BPO/IT company in the world. He is also the founder and chairman of Scandent Group, the privately owned holding company which owns Cambridge Solutions Ltd. Public domain photograph Upton Sinclair This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The current Pepsi logo Pepsi-Cola (often shortened to Pepsi), is a carbonated cola soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo, and the principal rival of Coca-Cola. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people in the United States of America engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ...


Scandent Group owners and investors include: Sinclair, Edgar Bronfman, Sr. (fmr. chairman of Vivendi Universal and Seagram Company Ltd.), Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (CEO of Warner Music Group), Philip H. Geier, Jr. (fmr. chairman of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.), and Rajat Gupta (fmr. worldwide head of McKinsey & Company; see[2]). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French conglomerate active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ... The Seagram Company Ltd. ... Edgar Miles Bronfman, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... McKinsey & Company is a privately owned management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management in large corporations and organizations. ...

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Background

Sinclair was born in Hong Kong, and spent his childhood in Bombay, India, where he was educated at the Kodaikanal International School ([3]). Sinclair's father was president of Esso Oil (now Exxon Mobil)'s international operations. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Sinclair received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1973. , Bombay redirects here. ... // The Kodaikanal International School is an international school for pre-school to Grade 12 students located in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, southern India. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), headquartered in Irving, Texas, is an oil producer and distributor formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ... The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration is the business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ...


Business Career

Sinclair spent 20 years at PepsiCo. In 1989, at the age of 38, he became CEO of Pepsi International, making him the youngest executive in company history.([4]) Sinclair was promoted in 1993 to run worldwide operations for the $35 billion food and beverage maker. PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ...


Sinclair directed Pepsi's entry into the Indian market, and recruited Pepsi's current chief executive officer Indra Nooyi ([5]). As an example of his ambition, Sinclair told Fortune magazine in 1994, "If Coke starts growing 8%, we'll do 10% or 12%." ([6]) He predicted non-U.S. cola sales of $5 billion by 1995, and exceeded his goal. Sinclair retired as CEO of PepsiCo and the board of directors in 1996 at the age of 45, due to frequent travel and a desire to spend more time with his family. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born October 28, 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is the chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, the worlds fourth-largest food and beverage company. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ...


Since his tenure at PepsiCo, Sinclair has served as CEO of Quality Food Centers, Inc.([7]) (NYSE), a U.S. west coast supermarket chain backed by billionaire Samuel Zell's Equity Group. After 18-months, Quality Food expanded rapidly and was successfully sold to Fred Meyer, Inc., for $1.3 billion in 1998. Sinclair helped orchestrate the deal and was a large shareholder. Fred Meyer is now owned by The Kroger Co. PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ... Categories: Stub | Retail companies of the United States | Supermarkets in the United States ... Samuel Sam Zell (born September 1941), a U.S. born billionaire and real estate entrepreneur, is co-founder and Chairman of Equity International, a real estate private equity firm. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... Kroger Co. ...


More recently, Sinclair led the financial restructuring of Caribiner International, Inc. (NYSE) as chairman and CEO of this Warburg Pincus sponsored global business communications company. As well, he has served as a partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, a private equity firm. Warburg Pincus is a private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ...


Sinclair currently serves as a board member of numerous public and private companies, including: Cambridge Soultions Ltd., Scandent Group Holdings, and Mattel, Inc., where he serves on the Executive Committee. Sinclair is also a member of the board of Foot Locker, Inc., where he serves on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a former director of eMerge Interative, Inc., F.W. Woolworth Company, Merisant Company, PepsiCo, Inc., and Perdue Farms, Inc. Sinclair has served as a trustee at Brunswick School, Vermont Academy, on the Board of Overseers at the Tuck School of Business, and on the Parents' Board at Wake Forest University. Mattel Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with F.W. Woolworth Company. ... Foot Locker Inc NYSE: FL (formerly Z) is a United States company specialising in athletic footwear and clothing. ... PepsiCo, Inc. ... Frank Perdue (May 9, 1920 – March 31, 2005), born in Salisbury, Maryland, was for many years the president of Perdue Farms, now one of the largest chicken-producing companies in the United States. ... Brunswick Schools Logo and Motto Brunswick School is a prestigious, all boys college-preparatory day-school located in Greenwich, Connecticut. ... Vermont Academy is an American coeducational boarding/day school and college preparatory school for grades nine through twelve and also offers acceptance for students seeking a post-graduate year. ... The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration is the business school of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ...


Personal

Sinclair, and his wife Margaret, reside in Greenwich, Connecticut and Palm Beach, Florida ([8]); they have three children. Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1640 Joined Connecticut 1656 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Peter Tesei  - Town administrator Edward Gomeau  - Town meeting moderator Thomas J. Byrne Area  - Total 174. ... Being largely seasonal, downtown Palm Beachs streets are virtually vacant in the summer. ...


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