Erik A. Sossa

by Jasmine Batchelor

November 17, 2017

Vice President, Global Benefits COE
PepsiCo, Inc.

In his current role, 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 the Board 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, chair of the Foreign Benefits Study Group and co-chairs the National Drug Purchasing Coalition.

Erik is a strong advocate for advancing education.  He is a member of the Business Champions Network, an organization aimed at expanding access to higher education for employees and is a Board Member of Green Chimneys, a school specializing in animal-assisted therapy for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.  Erik serves on the HR, Quality Assurance and Fund Development Committees at Green Chimneys.