Biography of Indra Nooyi

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Indra Nooyi is now the President and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo, which is the world`s fourth largest food and Beverage Company, is now under the Chairmanship of Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi who is also the Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.

Indra Nooyi was born on October 28, 1955 in Chennai ,Tamil Nadu in India. In 1974 she completed her graduation from Madras Christian College and entered the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta for the PGDBA(Post GraduateDiploma in Business Administration)program. After completing the programme in 1976 ,she worked in India for several years.

Indra Nooyi took admission in the Yale School of Management in 1978 for a master`s degree in Management. Following her master`s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale in 1980, Nooyi started working at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Before joining Pepsico Nooyi was the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri(ABB), and Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning at Motorola.

Indra Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994.She became the President and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)of Pepsico in 2001 .She became the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of Pepsico on 14th August 2006 and the fifth CEO in PepsiCo`s fourty one -year history.
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As the CEO she launched the brand Tricon which is currently known as Yum! Brands Inc. Nooyi also played an important role in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998, and merger with Quaker Oats Co.

Indra Nooyi also promoted the concept of “performance with purpose,” aiming to make PepsiCo a leader in offering healthy foods .She also promoted the idea of hiring a diverse workforce.

Indra Nooyi was listed on Wall Street Journal`s list of 50 women in 2005, and in 2007 was listed among Time`s 100 Most Influential People in The World. According to 2006 Forbes magazine Nooyi was ranked the fourth most powerful woman in the world.

Indra Nooyi was ranked one on the Fortune Magazine`s list of most powerful women in business.Apart from being a Successor Fellow at Yale Corporation ,Nooyi is also the member of the board of directors of several organizations, including Motorola, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Rescue Committee, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Indra Nooyi lives in Greenwich ,Connecticut with her husband ,Raj Kishan Nooyi and their two daughters.

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