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Hugh Johnston

Hugh Johnston

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company

Hugh Johnston is senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Company where he oversees the company’s worldwide finance organization.

Before joining Disney in December 2023, Johnston served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo. During his successful 34 years at PepsiCo, he served in a variety of senior leadership positions, including executive vice president of global operations, president of Pepsi-Cola North America, senior vice president of transformation, senior vice president and chief financial officer of beverage and foods, and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

Johnston serves on the board of directors of HCA Healthcare and is active with NGO and academic organizations.

Johnston holds a bachelor of science from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Johnston joined the Microsoft board as an independent director in September 2017.

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