Leadership & Strategy

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors and currently serves on the boards of Amazon and Schlumberger Limited. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent Director of the International Cricket Council, member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 

From 2006 to 2018, she served as CEO of PepsiCo where 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. During her tenure, PepsiCo grew net revenue more than 80%, and delivered total shareholder returns of 162% by making more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint, and by empowering its associates and people in the communities they serve. 

She directed Pepsico’s global strategy for more than a decade and led restructuring and major M&A activity including Tropicana, the merger with Quaker Oats that brought Quaker and Gatorade under PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history. 

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi worked as Senior VP Strategy, Planning and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. From 1986 to 1990, Mrs. Nooyi was VP and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning at Motorola.  She also spent six years at The Boston Consulting Group directing international corporate strategy projects.  Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India with Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm. 

Mrs. Nooyi received many prizes, accolades and honorary degrees for her leadership and in 2007, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honor. 

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters. 

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