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. She led the company’s restructuring, the acquisition of Tropicana and the Russian company Wimm-Bill-Dann, and the mergers with Quaker Oats and PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers.
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.
Prior to becoming CEO, 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, 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, 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. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.
Nooyi is a member of the board and audit committee of Amazon, and a member of the board of Schlumberger Limited, where she chairs the compensation committee. 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.
Nooyi has received many prizes, accolades and honorary degrees. 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.