Donald Kendall

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(businessman, deep state operative?)
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BornDonald Mcintosh Kendall
Sequim, Washington, U.S.
Died19 September 2020 (Age 99)

Employment.png PepsiCo/CEO

In office
1971 - 1986

Employment.png Pepsi/CEO

In office
1963 - 1971

Donald Mcintosh Kendall



In 1970, Kendall requested and participated in a high level meeting of Chilean businessman and publisher Agustín Edwards Eastman of the Edwards family with high Nixon administration officials, after which US President Richard Nixon met with US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger and CIA Director Richard Helms and, in the words of a 1976 New York Times article, said "that Chile was to be saved from Salvador Allende and he didn't care much how."[1]

According to The Guardian:

...the October 1970 plot against Chile's President-elect Salvador Allende ... was the direct result of a plea for action a month earlier by Donald Kendall, chairman of PepsiCo, in two telephone calls to the company's former lawyer, President Richard Nixon. Kendall arranged for the owner of the company's Chilean bottling operation to meet National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger on September 15. Hours later, Nixon called in his CIA chief, Richard Helms, and, according to Helms's handwritten notes, ordered the CIA to prevent Allende's inauguration.[2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian


  1. Russ Baker, Family of Secrets (Bloomsbury Press, 2009), p. 187. ISBN 1608190064
  2. Palast, Gregory (November 8, 1998). "A Marxist threat to cola sales? Pepsi demands a US coup. Goodbye Allende. Hello Pinochet". The Guardian. Retrieved January 5, 2013.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS").