Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer
Sara LaPorta is Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer for BIC, responsible for co-leading high-level growth and strategy on behalf of the organization. Sara joined BIC in 2019, drawn to the company’s visionary leadership, business transformation, and global status.
She brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience with several noteworthy organizations, much of it focused on solving complex business and consumer problems. Sara began her career as a partner at Boston Consulting Group, where she led a variety of growth-oriented engagements for well-known retailers and CPG companies. Most recently, Sara spent 10 years at PepsiCo as a Senior Vice President, developing and coordinating consumer-driven growth strategies for the Beverage business in the Americas and globally, adding a $5B+ portfolio of growth brands to the portfolio and the identification of new growth opportunities.
Sara holds a Masters of Science in Management (MBA) from M.I.T. Sloan School, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Biotechnology from the University of London.