Indra K. Nooyi Former Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2006 to 2019), a Fortune 50 company with operations in over 180 countries.

In this role, Nooyi 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. As part of this pledge, 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, PepsiCo’s net revenue grew more than 80%, and PepsiCo’s total shareholder return was 162%.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Nooyi held senior positions at The Boston Consulting Group, Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.

Currently, Nooyi is a member of the board and audit committee of Amazon. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and is an independent director of the International Cricket Council. She is also a member of the dean’s advisory council at MIT’s School of Engineering and a member of the MIT Corporation. Additionally, she is the class of 1951’s chair for the study of leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In this role, she helps enhance the institution’s ability to develop leaders of character.

Nooyi has received many prizes, accolades and honorary degrees over the years. In 2007, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor. In 2007, she was named an “outstanding American by choice” by the State Department. In 2019, her portrait was inducted into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for her accomplishments and positive impact on America’s shared history, development and culture.

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a M.A. in public and private management from Yale University. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.