Peter Thompson, Executive Vice President, was elected to the Board of Trustees of IIE in 2000 and appointed to the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee. He stepped down in 2010 to accept the position of Executive Vice President. Previously Mr. Thompson had been a private investor and Chairman of Jaypeco Partners, having retired from PepsiCo in 2006. During his thirty years with PepsiCo, Mr. Thompson held positions in general management and finance, including CFO of Latin American operations, Treasurer overseeing the PepsiCo's international expansion and management of risk, VP Finance of Pepsi North America and General Manager of PepsiCo's business in Central Europe and Soviet Union, based in Vienna. Previously Mr. Thompson worked on Wall Street with Morgan Guaranty and as an aerospace engineer with the UK Department of Defense.
Mr. Thompson holds an MBA from London Business School, an MA from Cambridge University, and was an exchange student at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He has been a director of several Latin American consumer goods companies and remains active in a number of sports and not-for-profit organizations.