Indra Nooyi | CEO & Chairperson | Pepsi Co.


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In a world where gender discrimination exists in almost every sphere of our society, here comes the story of a woman who has achieved the top position of the world’s fourth largest company .

IndraNooyi, CEO Pepsi Co has scripted a success story that showcases what American dreams are made of.  She has also proven that no matter who you are or where you come from, if you have a dream then all you need is the will and determination to achieve it.

PepsiCo’s CEO, Indra Nooyi, is greeting a new era by pronouncing that Pepsi is no longer a soda company

Born : 28 oct 1955

Married : 1980 @ Age : 25


1973 – 76 : B.Sc | Chemistry

Madras Christian College

1976 – 78 : PGDM | Finance & Marketing

IIM Calcutta

1978 – 80 : MBA | Public & Private Management

Yale School Of Management


Handshake of Narendra Modi with CEO Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi met Narendra Modi

# Before Pepsi Co.

1980 – 86 : Director | International Corporate Strategy Project

Boston Consulting Group

1986 – 88 : Business Development Executive


1988 – 90 : Vice President & Director


1990 – 94 : Senior Vice President | Strategy & Strategic Marketing


# Pepsi Co.

1994 – 00 : Senior Vice President | Corporate Strategy & Development

2000 – 01 : Senior Vice President & CFO

2001 – 07 : President & Chairman

2007 – Present : Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

” Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.”

– Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi


# Education

Schooling : 1955 – 1973 = 18 years

UG : 1973 – 1976 = 3 years

PG : 1976 – 1980 = 4 years

Academic Part : 25 years



First Job : 1980 ⇒ Age : 25

Position : Director

Marriage : 1980 ⇒ Age : 25

Before Pepsi Co. : 1980 – 94 = 14 years

Age : 25 – 39

Joined Pepsi Co. : 1994

Age : 39

Position : Senior Vice President

Brief Background

Ms. Indra K. Nooyi, M.P.P.M., has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. at Sandora LLC since May 2, 2007 and October 1, 2006, respectively.

Ms. Nooyi served as the President of PepsiCo, Inc. since May 2001, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President since February 2000 and also served as its Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, Corporate Strategy and Development from 1994 to 2000.

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Indra Nooyi – CEO – PepsiCo – Quotes

She was responsible for PepsiCo’s worldwide strategic planning function, including developing and coordinating business plans for its operating divisions. Ms. Nooyi served as Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

She spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Strategic Marketing at Asea Brown Boveri, Inc. She served as the Chairman of the Board of U.S.-India Business Council.

Ms. Nooyi has been a Director of Pepsico, Inc., since May 2001. She has been a Director of Schlumberger Limited since April 2015. She serves as a Director of U.S. Soccer Federation, Inc. She serves as a Director of U.S.-India Business Council. She serves as a Director of the International Rescue Committee and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

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She serves as a Member of International Advisory Board at PlaNet Finance SA. She serves as a Director of US-China Business Council, Inc., Catalyst Inc. and Loctite Corp. Ms. Nooyi serves as a Member of Temasek Americas Advisory Panel of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited.

She served as an Independent Director of Motorola Solutions, Inc. from 2002 to May 7, 2007. She served as a Director of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She served as a Trustee of The Yale Corporation until July 1, 2014. She served as a Trustee of Asia Society. She served as a Member of Advisory Board at The Yale School of Management.

She served as Member of Special Advisory Board at Pepsico, Inc. She is a Director of the PepsiCo Foundation. She is Successor Fellow at Yale Corporation and serves on the Advisory Board of Yale University President’s Council of International Activities.

Ms. Nooyi graduated from Madras Christian College in India with a degree in Chemistry, Physics and Math and earned a Master’s Degree in Finance and Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University’s School of Organization and Management.



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