Indra Nooyi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Mrs. Nooyi leads one of the world’s largest convenient food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company’s products are sold in approximately 200 countries, and it employs more than 198,000 people worldwide. Its principal businesses include Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. In total, the PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales.
Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of PepsiCo’s multi-year growth strategy, Performance with Purpose, which is focused on generating robust financial returns from designing products for and finding sustainable ways to give back to communities the company serves. Performance with Purpose is premised on offering food and beverages that provide responsible nourishment, minimizing impact on the environment and creating a diverse and inclusive culture that attracts, develops and retains the most talented people. In keeping with this growth strategy, PepsiCo is proud to be listed on the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index and Dow Jones World Sustainability Index.
Mrs. Nooyi was named President and CEO on October 1, 2006 and assumed the role of Chairman on May 2, 2007. She has directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo’s restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc.; the spin-off and public offering of company-owned bottling operations into anchor bottler Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG); the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo.
Prior to becoming CEO, Mrs. Nooyi served as President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s board of directors. In this position, she was responsible for PepsiCo’s corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, corporate platforms and innovation, procurement, investor relations and information technology.
Between February 2000 and April 2001, Mrs. Nooyi was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Between 1996 and 1999, Mrs. Nooyi was Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development.
Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company. She was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses, representing about $10 billion of ABB’s $30 billion in global sales.
Between 1986 and 1990, Mrs. Nooyi worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive for its automotive and industrial electronic group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at the Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Mrs. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and at Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.
In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo board of directors, Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is a Successor Fellow of Yale Corporation and member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, and she currently serves as Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council.
She holds a BS from Madras Christian College, an MBA 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.