Indra K. Nooyi

Indra Nooyi is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. She was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us, and directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo was focused on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves. During her tenure as CEO, Mrs. Nooyi also led PepsiCo’s restructuring, the acquisition of Tropicana and the Russian company Wimm-Bill-Dann, and the mergers with Quaker Oats and PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers.

 

Prior to becoming CEO, Mrs. Nooyi served as president and chief financial officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s board of directors. From February 2000 to April 2001, Mrs. Nooyi served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. She also served as PepsiCo’s senior vice president of corporate strategy and development from 1996 to 2000, and as PepsiCo’s senior vice president of strategic planning from 1994 to 1996.

 

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as senior vice president of strategy, planning and strategic marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. From 1986 to 1990, she worked for Motorola, where she was vice president and director of corporate strategy and planning. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at Boston Consulting Group. Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.

 

Mrs. Nooyi served as a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors between 2001 and February 2019. Currently, she is a member of the board of Amazon and chairs the Audit Committee. She sits on the Supervisory Board of Philips where she is also a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance committee. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is also a Dean’s Advisory Council member at MIT’s School of Engineering, a member of the MIT Corporation and its Executive Committee. Mrs. Nooyi also serves on the Board of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the Partnership for Public Service.

 

Additionally, Mrs. Nooyi is the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at West Point where she helps enhance the ability of both the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and the U.S. Military Academy to fulfill the mission of developing leaders of character. She also serves as an advisor to several early stage companies.

 

Mrs. Nooyi has received over 15 honorary degrees and many prizes and accolades over the years. She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a master’s in public and private management from Yale University.