Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive who became the Chairperson and fifth CEO in PepsiCo's history. She currently serves as the Board of Directors of Amazon and International cricket Council. She is an active Philanthropist as well. She and her husband has displayed collated efforts in philanthropy by donating amount to schools for education purposes in rural areas of the U.S. She was ranked 13th on the Forbes list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2017, she was ranked the 2nd Most Powerful Women in the Forbes list. As of January 2021, she has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Indra Nooyi- Biography
|Born||28 October, 1955|
|Birthplace||Madras, India (now, Chennai)|
|Education||University of Madras; Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata; Yale University|
|Position||CEO of PepsiCo|
|Board of Directors||Amazon|
|Net worth||$100 million (January, 2021)|
|Marital Status||Married (1981)|
Indra Nooyi- Personal Life
Indra was born in Madras, India. She loved to play cricket. She used to play guitar in an all-girl rock band. She completed her studies in India. In 1978, she moved to the USA for higher studies.
In 1981, she married Raj K. Nooyi, who is the president at AmSoft Systems. The couple has two daughters. She was ranked 3rd in the World's Powerful Moms' list by Forbes.
Indra Nooyi- Education
Indra completed her elementary education from Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from Madras Christian College of the University of Madras in 1974.
She pursued Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. She further completed her Masters degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University- Yale School of Management in 1980.
Indra Nooyi- Professional Life
Indra started her professional career as a Product Manger at the textile firm, Mettur Beardsell Limited. She worked there for one year (1976-1977). She further worked as a Product Manager for one year at Johnson & Johnson.
While attending Yale School of Management, she completed her summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton. She then served as International Corporate Strategist at The Boston Consulting Group. She worked there for 6 years (1980-1986).
Post that, she sat at the position of Vice President & Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning at Motorola. She served at the company for 4 years (1986-1990).
She started working at Asea Brown Boveri Private Limited from 1990 to 1994. She served there as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategy Marketing. Since February 2019, she is serving at the Board of Directors of Amazon as the member of Audit Committee.
Indra Nooyi- Tenure at PepsiCo
Indra joined PepsiCo in 1994 as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. After serving for two years with this position, she was promoted as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development.
After four years, she was again promoted as the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, and served with this position for one year. She was then promoted to the position of President & Chief Financial Officer with a continuation of five years. Her hard work and strategic planning resulted into several promotions within the same company.
In October, 2006, she was declared the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo by replacing Steven Reinemund. After spending about 24 growing years at PepsiCo., she officially left the company in January 2019. During her tenure, the sales of the company grew from to 80%.
Indra Nooyi- Connecticut public service
Indra became the co-director of the Connecticut Economic Resource Center in 2019. The company is a public-private partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
She is a resident of Connecticut and examines the state's new economic development strategy. She is also the Co-Chairman of AdvanceCT, a Connecticut based nonprofit organization.
Indra Nooyi- Honors & Awards
- Indra received the Outstanding Woman in Business award by the League of Women Voters in Connecticut.
- She received the Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute Awards Program in 2019.
- The CEOWORLD magazine named her Best CEO in the World in 2018.
- She was named number one on the annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
- She was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and sciences in 2008.
- She was the elected Chairwoman of the U.S.; India Business Council (USIBC).
- In 2009, she was named CEO of the year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group.
- In 2013, she was named one of "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" by NDTV and was awarded by President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- She has been conferred with the Honorary degree under several categories from different universities.
- She was awarded the third-highest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 2007.