John Galloway

President of Americas; Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

Godiva Chocolatier

John is Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at GODIVA and the Interim President of GODIVA's business in the Americas. He has nearly 30 years of marketing and leadership experience. He began his career with a number of world-class marketing agencies, including Young & Rubicam and TracyLocke. This was followed by a very successful 13-year period with PepsiCo where he held marketing leadership roles for Gatorade, Pepsi and other PepsiCo brands.

John left PepsiCo to become the CMO for Hard Rock International, where he amplified digital & experiential marketing to elevate Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Casino. His vast scope also included the licensing division, creative studio, digital division, music, memorabilia and artist relations. Under his direction, Hard Rock International step-changed their digital efforts across the board, dramatically increasing owned and earned media through social and CRM platforms. He also launched the brand’s first unified loyalty program across 75 countries.

John is based in New York.