Maria Teresa (Tessa) Hilado was appointed to our board in May 2013. Ms. Hilado has served as Senior Vice-President, Finance and Treasurer at PepsiCo Inc. since 2009. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Treasurer of Schering-Plough Corporation from 2008 to 2009.
Previously, Ms. Hilado spent 17 years at General Motors Corporation where she held a variety of senior finance roles including Assistant Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, GMAC Commercial Finance. She also held a variety of positions in M&A, labor negotiations and treasury.
In 2012, Ms. Hilado was named by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People In Finance.” Ms. Hilado serves as the executive sponsor of PepsiCo’s Women’s Inclusion Network at the company headquarters and is co-chair for the 2013 Strong Kids Campaign of the YMCA of Greater New York.
Ms. Hilado holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business.