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John L. Berisford

President, S&P Global Ratings
John Berisford is President of S&P Global Ratings.

Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the Company. In this role, he was instrumental in creating and executing on the Company’s Growth and Value Plan, resulting in the creation of McGraw Hill Financial and the sale of McGraw Hill Education. He led the initiative to create the Company’s focused Business Unit operating model while strengthening the HR function with new capabilities to support the Company’s growth and performance goals. In addition, Mr. Berisford led the succession process that enabled a seamless CEO transition in 2013.

Before joining the Company in January 2011, Mr. Berisford spent 22 successful years at PepsiCo where he led a number of important global initiatives and transformations. Among other strategic projects, he led the integration after PepsiCo acquired the independent Pepsi Bottling Group into its overall corporate structure.

Mr. Berisford holds a bachelor's degree in political science from West Liberty College in West Virginia and a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from West Virginia University.