Indra Nooyi

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Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi is a business powerhouse, globally renowned for leading the company through a decade of tremendous growth and change. Praised for her prescient and strategic thinking, she was responsible for growing PepsiCo's revenues from $35 billion when she became CEO, to $63.5 billion in 2017. She oversaw a portfolio of global brands and diversified products enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. As PepsiCo’s director of global strategy for over a decade, Nooyi led the company's restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc; the acquisition of Tropicana and merger with Quaker Oats; the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers; and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

Celebrated for her hallmark motto of "do well by doing good," Nooyi was 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 through sustainable growth initiatives such as making healthier and more nutritious products, limiting the company's environmental footprint, and empowering associates and people in the communities PepsiCo serves. Consistently ranked in Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," Fortune's "Most Powerful Women," and TIME's "100 Most Influential People in The World," Nooyi has been sought-out for her unparalleled business insights and empowering messages on leadership, inclusivity and change everywhere from The World Economic Forum to The Aspen Institute. 

 

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The most appropriate way to describe Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, is 'world class leader.' Her sharp strategic mind, tremendous market insight and humanitarian contributions all combine to make her a rare executive among the global corporate giants.

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Leading for the Future

What does true leadership look like in today’s ever-evolving and ever-shrinking world, and how do we prepare leaders for the future? In this dynamic and compelling program, Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi illuminates what transformative leadership looks like, and how the facets of lea ...

What does true leadership look like in today’s ever-evolving and ever-shrinking world, and how do we prepare leaders for the future? In this dynamic and compelling program, Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi illuminates what transformative leadership looks like, and how the facets of leadership are evolving. From highlighting how to lead in a global world—and becoming not just globally savvy, but locally astute—to unpacking how to foster innovation in the face of uncertainty, Nooyi reveals what leading for the future looks like.

Transformation and Innovation in a Traditional Enterprise

As Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is globally renowned for leading the company through a decade of tremendous growth and change, and praised for her prescient and strategic thinking. Reflecting on her remarkable career, Nooyi shares how it’s possible to transform and innovate within ...

As Former CEO and Chairman of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is globally renowned for leading the company through a decade of tremendous growth and change, and praised for her prescient and strategic thinking. Reflecting on her remarkable career, Nooyi shares how it’s possible to transform and innovate within a large or traditional organization. Providing actionable takeaways on how to foster large-scale cultural change, create buy-in among employees, and handle the naysayers, Nooyi reveals how to positively challenge the status-quo and create room for new ideas even when it seems to threaten a business’ foundations. Taking both a micro and macro view, Nooyi highlights everything from how long implementing change takes and the challenges that will arise, to the skills required and transformative potential that will be discovered along the way.

Performance with Purpose

While at the helm of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi was celebrated for her hallmark motto of “do well by doing good” and as chief architect of Perfomance with Purpose, the company’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world. In this illuminating talk, Nooyi revea ...

While at the helm of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi was celebrated for her hallmark motto of “do well by doing good” and as chief architect of Perfomance with Purpose, the company’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world. In this illuminating talk, Nooyi reveals the origins and success of Performance with Purpose and how she built it, drove it, tracked it, and handled the critics, ultimately revealing how business and society can be linked for benefit of both.  

Building a Diverse, Inclusive Workplace

When Indra Nooyi became CEO of PepsiCo in 2006, she was one of only ten women CEOs at the helm of a Fortune 500 Company. In this timely and empowering talk, she explores how to create an environment of diversity and inclusion in a corporation, and why it is so important to do so. Candid, substantive ...

When Indra Nooyi became CEO of PepsiCo in 2006, she was one of only ten women CEOs at the helm of a Fortune 500 Company. In this timely and empowering talk, she explores how to create an environment of diversity and inclusion in a corporation, and why it is so important to do so. Candid, substantive and inspiring, Nooyi reveals what it takes to foster a workplace culture where every voice is heard and person is welcome, and illuminates how corporations, government, society, communities, and families can work together to address these challenges and opportunities. 

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INDRA NOOYI is renowned throughout the world for boosting PepsiCo revenues by 80% during her tenure. As one of the most successful executives in recent history, Nooyi is sought after for her exceptional insights and perspectives.  Catch her latest media appearances here:

1.9.2019  Former PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi a contender for World Bank president, says report  |  CNBC

12.2.2018  How Two Leaders Use Hidden Storytelling Techniques To Inform And Influence | Forbes

11.30.2018  Why PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi Will Be Hard To Replace  |  Forbes

10.10.2018  Will cause third World War if I join politics: Indra Nooyi | The Economic Times

9.12.2018  Follow Indra Nooyi's example: Become a leader people are excited to follow |  CNBC

1.31.2018  The Secret Life of C.E.O.'s: Indra Nooyi  |  Freakonomics Radio

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Biography

Indra Nooyi is Chairman of PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. She has served in this role since 2007.

Previously, she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to October 2, 2018. As CEO, Mrs. 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 Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo is focusing on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting our environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering our associates and people in the communities we serve.

She directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.

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. Mrs. Nooyi also served as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development from 1996 until 2000, and as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning from 1994 until 1996.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning 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 responsible 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 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 Schlumberger Limited, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. 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.