Wahid Hamid ’82 H’11 is the founder and CEO of Excilla International FZ, an advisory firm focused on strategy and shareholder value creation. He was recently the chief strategy and business transformation officer for pladis Global, a $4 billion consumer goods business whose leading global brands include McVites, Ulker, and Godiva. From 2012 to 2019, he served as managing partner of a private equity firm focused on emerging markets on three continents. Previously he served as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development at PepsiCo and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee. At PepsiCo, he led close to $5 billion of acquisitions across global growth markets and critical strategy initiatives. Before joining PepsiCo, he was with The Boston Consulting Group, where his last role was senior partner and managing director in New York. He has a degree in physics from Occidental, a degree in electrical engineering from Caltech and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.