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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (Indra Nooyi)

Indian-American business executive and the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue.


  • Raised in a middle-class family in India, Nooyi seldom did what people expected of her. Most young girls in India spent their time learning household chores; Nooyi played in an all-girl rock band and on a women's cricket team.

    Nooyi has also been mentioned in two episodes of the hit CW show, Gossip Girl, where one of the main characters, Blair Waldorf plans to get an internship under her.

  • Career

    • She completed the MBA program at one of only two business schools in India and worked at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell in India. Around the same time, a magazine advertisement for Yale School of Management caught her eye, and she impulsively applied. Much to her surprise, she was accepted. Even more surprising was the fact that her parents let her immigrate to the United States.

      After working in planning strategy at Boston Consulting Company, Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri, she joined PepsiCo as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development in 1994.

      Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of its restaurants into Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands. Nooyi also took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998, and merger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade to PepsiCo. In 2006 she became the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 44-year history.

    Major achievements

    • According to Forbes, she is consistently ranked among World's 100 Most Powerful Women.


    Denomination: Hindu


    • World Justice Project

    • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts



    Sport & Clubs: Basketball

    Athletes: Michael Jordan


    Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi
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    • 1974
      Madras Christian College
    • 1976
      Indian Institute Management
    • 1978 - 1980
      Yale University
    • 1980 - 1986
      director of international corporate strategy projects, Boston Consulting Group
    • 1986 - 1988
      Member of automotive division development team, Motorola
    • 1988 - 1990
      Vice president and director of corporate strategy and planning, Motorola
    • 1990 - 1994
      Senior vice president of corporate strategy and strategic marketing, Asea Brown Boveri
    • 1994 - 2001
      Senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, Pepsi Cola
    • 2001 - 2006
      Chief financial officer (Chief Financial Officer), Pepsi Cola
    • 2006
      Chief Executive Officer, Pepsi Cola
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    • Career
      • international corp. strategy projects Boston Consultant Group
      • corp. strategy & planning Motorola
      • corp. strategy & planning Motorola
      • vice president strategy
      • vice president strategic planning PepsiCo
      • vice president
      • vice president strategic planning PepsiCo
      • vice president strategic planning PepsiCo
      • vice president strategic planning PepsiCo
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • vice president strategic planning PepsiCo
      • PepsiCo
      • PepsiCo
      • PepsiCo
      • Asea Brown Boveri
      • Motorola
      • Motorola
      • Boston Consulting Group
      • Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell
    • Awards
      • Named a Power Player
      • named CEO of Year
      • named an Outstanding American of Choice
      • named one of 50 Women to Watch
      • recipient Padma Bhushan award
      • #6 on Forbes' list of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women"
      • #1 on Fortune's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women"
      • CEO of the Year
      • One of America's Best Leaders
      • One of Most Powerful Women in business
    • Membership
      • Fellow: Am. Academy Arts & Scis.
      • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
      • World Justice Project
    • General Info
    • Relatives
      • Raj K. Nooy
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