that her parents let her go. Pepsico now had a strong grouping of well–known snack food and Tricon included companies like Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell under its umbrella. Nooyi had to place herself, for example, in the position of prime minister of India. great analytical skills to balance his own insight into the future of [7] In 2014, she was ranked at number 13 on the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women,[8] and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015. With her stellar career, £7.3million salary, 34-year marriage and two much-loved children, there doesn’t seem to be much missing from Indra Nooyi’s life. The biography is all about her indianness, being brought up in conservative Tamil brahmin family, her mother being her role model, her struggles while in America, her responsibilities being wife, daughter, mother and a professional. Education: In a radio interview, Nooyi stated that PepsiCo is getting ready to launch products designed and packaged as per women's preferences, and based on behavioral differences in the way men and women consume snacks. Nooyi got a job with Tootal, a British The changes Nooyi made at Pepsico transformed the company. background. Product – “continue to refine our food and beverage choices to meet changing consumer needs by reducing added sugars, saturated fat and salt, and by developing a broader portfolio of product choices, reaching more underserved communities and consumers” 2. the company's acquisition of Tropicana in 1998 and of Quaker Oats [27] PepsiCo's annual net profit rose from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion. Nooyi serves as an Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. [48], In 2018, Nooyi was named one of the "Best CEOs In The World" by the CEOWORLD magazine. Brahmin girl to do this. One was at General Electric, and the other was with In 1986 she In Feb.2019 she joined Amazon, the online retail giant as Amazon’s board of Directors. Nooyi stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in October 2018. [55] ; Indian Institute of Management, M.B.A.; Citations for Medalists. University's School of Management, which was then a new program. She was listed on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People In The World" in 2007 and 2008. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. [3][13][14] Nooyi did her schooling in Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in T. ambition to study in the United States. taking a top management position at Pepsico in 1994, Nooyi oversaw major decisions that affected the direction of the food and beverage giant. then added the title of president the next year. Finally, in 1997, she got her way. Forbes ranked her at the 3rd spot among "World's Powerful Moms" list. December 1, 2003, p. 73. Indra Nooyi - Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born October 28, 1955) is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PepsiCo Incorporated. She liked the fact that its dean was not an academic but had an industry In 2013, Nooyi was named one of the "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" by NDTV. acquisition of the juice maker Tropicana and of the breakfast cereal and She then led the company It would make her an absolutely unmarriageable Between February 2000 and April 2001, Nooyi was Senior Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Nevertheless, Nooyi went, beginning her In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. was a great company, but on the other hand, he really needed her at [43] She will help draft the state's new economic development strategy. She started her education at the Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and then received her graduate degree from Madras Christian College in the year 1974. Indra currently resides in … [8] Fortune ranked her the #1 in the list of Most Powerful Women in Business in 2009 and 2010. Nooyi's mother also stretched her children's minds, making up improvised games for Nooyi and her sister, Chandrika, based on world problems. Nooyi would be a member of the audit committee. directly, traveling to schools and colleges to educate female consumers In 1994, Nooyi was looking for a new job, and she landed two highly On 7 October 2010, Fortune magazine ranked her the 6th most powerful woman in the world. Source: Mashable . Pepsico owned the fast food chains joined the electronics firm Motorola, where she worked on strategic While interviewing Indra K. Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiC0, at the Aspen Ideas Festival Monday*, David Bradley, who owns The Atlantic, asked two questions that elicited as … number–two executive behind Steve Reinemund at the $20 billion So she blithely attended promoted Nooyi to president. Innovate The Way These CEOs Raise Their Children Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own Parenting Elon Musk and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi employ some eyebrow-raising parenting strategies. the company. Coincidentally, her mother Indra is … [88], In 2016, Nooyi gifted an undisclosed amount to her alma mater, The Yale School of Management. Her response made the story viral, with women around the world finding her words discouraging and disempowering. She is the [49] Forbes magazine ranked Nooyi on the 2008 through 2017 lists of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. The oil on canvas work created in 2019 by Jon R. Friedman was commissioned by the museum to be part of the collection. 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[82], In December 2016, Nooyi joined a business forum assembled by Donald Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues. [17], Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell. Indra Nooyi has 24 books on Goodreads. She was surprised to Financial Times, year, the company's stock price rose almost 30 percent. On 14 December 2013, she was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Raj, 63, attended … They will not be notified. businessman, to have Nooyi's more spontaneous personality and Indra Nooyi is the 5th CEO in PepsiCo's 44 year history. only could such a product not be advertised in India, but many retailers Indra K. 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Madras Christian College, B.S. But their opposite strengths seemed to do well for the [57][58], Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group. Nooyi is a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation. Indra Nooyi: A Biography chronicles the life of this corporate achiever. Nooyi took on a very She 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. Children: 2: Relatives: Chandrika Tandon (sister) Indra Nooyi (née Krishnamurthy; born October 28, 1955) is an Indian-American business executive and former chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo. [10], She serves on the boards of Amazon[11] and the International Cricket Council. be accepted, and to get financial aid, but she was even more surprised Their elder daughter Preetha holds an MBA degree from Yale School of Management, the same school where Indra had studied. [32] In 2014, she was ranked #13 by Forbes. [89][90] Nooyi and her husband Raj donated 187,000 Scholastic books to Connecticut's alliance school districts as part of the Partnership for Connecticut during the COVID-19 crisis. [51][52][53][54] In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. commodity after that." should shed its restaurant division. This will prevent Indra from sending you messages, friend request or from viewing your profile. her mother around the house. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of Tricon, now known as Yum! Woodward. [56], In January 2008, Nooyi was elected chairwoman of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). Both Nooyi and Ko will also co-chair the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group. [91], Indra married Raj K. Nooyi, president at AmSoft Systems, in 1981. She was also an avid cricket player. Her next moves were the the division, but Nooyi insisted that the company would be better off [83], In June 2018, Nooyi joined the International Cricket Council Board as the organization's first independent female director. [22] The financial gains from this spinoff allowed the company to increase the pace of its share buyback strategy, thereby giving it more leverage to pursue future acquisitions without as much shareholder backlash. [8][50] Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. planning. She has consistently ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women. [19], Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994, and was named CEO in 2006,[20] replacing Steven Reinemund, becoming the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 44-year history. In 1990 she took a job as a top manager at the Connecticut former Marine and apparently the quintessential buttoned–down very highest level of planning for the company's future. Forbes, She was involved in the [60][61] After five years on top, PepsiCo's Indian American chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been pushed to the second spot as most powerful woman in US business by Kraft's CEO, Irene Rosenfeld.[62]. She told Sarah Murray of the engineering firm Asea Brown Boveri. to become chief executive of Pepsico at some point down the road. Revenue A. It was very important to Reinemund, a back. She is currently ranked among top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes. [81][85], Nooyi also serves as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at West Point,[86] a Dean's Advisory Council member at MIT's School of Engineering,[87] and a member of the MIT Corporation. at Madras Christian College, and followed this up with a master's Without many expectations, she applied. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, and has served as Chairperson of the U.S.-India Business Council. Financial Times, [16], In 1978, Nooyi was admitted to Yale School of Management, and moved to USA where she earned a Master's degree in Public and Private Management in 1980. [9] In 2017, she was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman once more on the Forbes list of The 19 Most Powerful Women in Business. Nooyi has two daughters and resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. BusinessWeek, April 10, 2000, p. 180; January 29, 2001, p. 102. and the highest–ranking female executive of Indian descent. [33][34] In Fortune's Most Powerful Women List of 2015, Nooyi ranked 2nd. [64], In 2019 Nooyi received the Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute Awards Program. At that time, not Nooyi became [46], While CEO of PepsiCo in 2011, Nooyi earned $17 million, which included a base salary of $1.9 million, a cash bonus of $2.5 million, pension value and deferred remuneration of $3 million. Group; joined Motorola, 1986; moved to Asea Brown Boveri, 1990; joined only two business schools in India at that time, and it was an unusual Trying to meet business needs, she focuses on “building the next generation of capabilities and talent” (PepsiCo, 2015, p. 42). business suit, and could not afford to buy one. [93] Forbes ranked her at the 3rd spot among "World's Powerful Moms" list. America." [39] The third component of Performance with a Purpose involved creating a culture where workers were encouraged to stay with the company. She helped Pepsico spin off its fast food restaurant chains in 1997, and Nooyi, one of the Forbes World's 100 most powerful women has a very important advice for students who could be the future leaders of the world. Indra Nooyi is really a good example of women empowerment. shied away from stocking sanitary pads. Indra Nooyi stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo Tuesday.As she did, the outgoing exec reflected on career lessons learned in a special 'goodbye' letter to employees. [65], In February 2020, Nooyi was honored with the Outstanding Woman in Business award by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut.[66]. [28][29], Nooyi was named on Wall Street Journal's list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008,[30][31] and was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008. [44], In April 2020, it was announced that Nooyi – along with Yale epidemiologist Dr. Albert Ko – will represent Connecticut on the six-state working group planning for the careful easing of COVID-19 restrictions. [94], Her older sister is businesswoman and Grammy-nominated artist Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. Time, Born Indra K. Nooyi, October 28, 1955, in Madras, India; married to Raj; you," boasted Nooyi to She loved rock music, and played guitar in an all–girl rock band. from IIM Calcutta in 1977 M.A. When Indra Nooyi, Pepsico CEO, was asked by David Bradley of The Atlantic whether women can "have it all," she answered the loaded question with admirable frankness. Conclusion. Nooyi is seven years younger than Reinemund, and seems poised [citation needed] Acquiring Tropicana allowed PepsiCo to gain a competitive edge; Tropicana at the time captured 44% of the chilled orange juice segment, the fastest growing segment of the juice market, an especially positive metric when compared to Coca-Cola's Minute Maid which captured less than half of Tropicana's market share. In her parting letter to staff, Indra Nooyi wrote: “If I'm being honest, there have been moments I wish I'd spent more time with my children and family.” Office Currently, the Nooyis reside in Greenwich, Connecticut. Pepsico's stock market valuation. She came to a surprising decision, which was that the company on, becoming Pepsico's chief strategist. "For any part of the day we will have a little snack for [21] Prior to becoming CEO, Nooyi served as President and Chief Financial Officer, beginning in 2001, she was also named to PepsiCo's Board of Directors. 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After taking a top management position at Pepsico in 1994, Nooyi oversaw major decisions that affected the direction of the food and beverage giant. BusinessWeek Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s CEO recently published a note on LinkedIn which is going for viral for its meaningful message. While attending Yale School of Management, Nooyi completed her summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton. Nooyi also handled Nooyi noted that by the end of her first summer job, she could After completing her Master's Degree in Public and Private Management in 1980, she joined the Boston Consulting Group. She loved to read and to watch Tamil-language film comedies. On August 14, 2006, Nooyi was named the successor to Steven Reinemund as chief executive officer of the company effective October 1, 2006. [41] During her tenure, the company's sales grew 80%. desireable offers. engineered its unloading of its bottling operations. management courses in 1978. From April 2015 until April 2020, she was a director of Schlumberger Limited. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, who is famous as Indra Nooyi, was born on the 28th of October in the year 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. president of Pepsico, 2001. She moved corporate spending away from junk foods and into the healthier alternatives, with the aim of improving the healthiness of even the "fun" offerings. Nooyi was ranked 86 th in the Most Powerful Woman’s list by Fortune as well. her interviews in a sari. After Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi: Born: 28 October 1955: Birth Place: Madras, India: Education: Madras Christian College, IIM Calcutta – Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (MBA), Yale University (MS) Known for: CEO of PepsiCo: Husband: Raj Nooyi: Daughter: Tara Nooyi, Preetha Nooyi: Books: The Calloway Way: Results & Integrity: Awards and Achievements: in 2001. and introduce them to the Johnson & Johnson line. Pepsico. Nooyi was named to Institutional Investor's Best CEOs list in the All-America Executive Team Survey in 2008 to 2011. Early life and Education [35], As part of Performance with a Purpose, Nooyi also focused on environmental concerns and sustainability, redesigning packaging to reduce waste, conserving water, switching to renewable energy sources and recycling. Nooyi became Pepsico's chief financial officer in 2000, Brands. The company had long done well in suburban markets. the evenings. [23] Nooyi also took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998,[24] and the merger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade in 2001. [35], Nooyi's strategic redirection of PepsiCo, called Performance with a Purpose,[36] has been largely successful and involved creating long-term growth while leaving a positive impact on society and the environment. Nooyi is a resident of Connecticut and a Yale SOM classmate of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. Pepsico's chief financial officer in 2000, and over the next She became the school's biggest alumni donor in history and the first woman to endow a deanship at a top business school with her gift. as "one of the most unusual management teams in Corporate children: two daughters. spent months reviewing the economics of different parts of the Pepsico textile firm, and then worked for the global consumer products company Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is the Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo. Indra Nooyi was among the 59 top CEOs of America who had signed a letter calling out Trump's H1B visa policy's severe consequences. company. choice for a woman, who was expected to be more interested in helping Why PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi just gave the interview of the year ... toward the mommy track or part-time work — and why men increasingly regret not spending enough time with their children… Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, writes more than 400 letters each year to the parents of her senior executives. 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