Food and beverage giant PepsiCo announced David Flavell has been appointed EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Flavell, PepsiCo’s current SVP, deputy general counsel and chief compliance and ethics officer, will succeed Dave Yawman, who departs PepsiCo after more than 22 years to pursue other interests. Flavell will begin his new role on March 1, with Yawman staying on in the interim to ensure a smooth and efficient transition.

Flavell joined PepsiCo in 2011 and has served in various senior legal roles, including as general counsel for Frito-Lay North America and the AMEA and Latin America businesses. As chief compliance and ethics officer, he has been instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the company’s global compliance and ethics program, ensuring the company acts with integrity throughout its operations.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, Flavell worked in Shanghai as general counsel for Asia Pacific and Middle East with food company Danone. He spent the first 10 years of his career with Australian law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, where he was ultimately a corporate and antitrust partner.