Nooyi serves as an Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. In 2020, company-operated U.S. facilities are using 100% renewable electricity. Nooyi began her education at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. [citation needed] The Quaker Oats Company's ownership of Gatorade was a positive strategic move for PepsiCo, since Gatorade was responsible for 80% of sports drink sales at the time. [97], Indian American business executive and former CEO of PepsiCo, Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Indians in the New York City metropolitan region, https://www.facebook.com/uscis/posts/indian-born-indra-k-nooyi-a-2007-uscis-outstanding-american-by-choice-is-one-of-/3080582295286303/, "Indra Nooyi and Chandrika Tandon - pg.7", "PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Is Stepping Down After 12 Years", "PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) : Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Preview", "Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women", "The 19 Most Powerful Women In Business 2017: CEOs And More With Ambitious Goals", "PepsiCo's former CEO Indra Nooyi joins Amazon's Board of Directors", "ICC appoints Indra Nooyi as Independent Director", "Indra Nooyi: The Indian executive who broke glass ceiling in corporate America", "Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Named CEO of the Year by GSCLG", "Departing PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi Did It Her Way", "How Indra Nooyi changed the face of PepsiCo", "PepsiCo: Is It One Of The Best Dividend Stocks? Nooyi managed to introduce the products to young women by directly marketing to female students at schools and colleges. Wanting to give consumers a whole range of products, Nooyi’s updated portfolio included “fun” (less healthy) and “better-for-you” (more healthy) products that were widely available and priced affordably. Washington, January 19 Pepsico's former CEO Indra Nooyi has advised Indian students in the US not to idolise people based on their positions, but to … [41] During her tenure, the company's sales grew 80%. Now what? [4][5][6], She has consistently ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women. After taking a top management position at Pepsico in 1994, Nooyi oversaw major decisions that affected the direction of the food and beverage giant. Call or email us at 215.448.1200 or guestservices@fi.edu, Crayola IDEAWORKS: The Creativity Exhibition (Opens Feb 13), Bower Award and Prize for Achievement In Science. Indra Nooyi: ‘I’m Not Here to Tell You What to Eat’ In her conservative Brahmin family in India, education was everything. Forbes named her the #3 most powerful woman in 2008. [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. [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. With visionary foresight, Nooyi prepared the company for a changing consumer base—one that was seeking healthier products and lifestyles. Indra Nooyi (née Krishnamurthy; born October 28, 1955) is an Indian-American[3] business executive and former chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo. The gift is expected to serve 20,000 young women by funding education and job training. If a company did not want to hire her based on who she was, she thought, they did not deserve her. The business management bug bit Nooyi partway through her undergraduate program and, after completing her first master’s degree at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, Nooyi accepted a position at Johnson & Johnson in India. Dates of … Qualification: B.S. Philadelphia, PA 19103, The Franklin Institute [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. PepsiCo, Inc., is regarded as the second largest food and beverage business in the world, and a large part of its success can be attributed to its leader. On 7 October 2010, Fortune magazine ranked her the 6th most powerful woman in the world. She received degrees in Physics, Chemistry, and Math. By visiting The Franklin Institute, the guest voluntarily assumes all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19 in or about The Franklin Institute. Indra Nooyi is a successful Indian-American businesswoman who serves as the Board Member for Amazon.She is best recognized as the former CEO of one of the world’s largest food and beverages company, PepsiCo Ltd.During her time with PepsiCo, she achieved many new heights including the purchase of Tropicana orange-juice brand for $3.3 billion in 1998, and the Quaker Oats for $14 billion … She was responsible for launching a new line of feminine hygiene products—which could not be advertised or even sold in public. from Madras Christian College in 1974 P.G.D.M. [59], In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. [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. She took part-time jobs and worked night shifts to earn just 50 cents more per hour, but was unable to afford a decent suit for job interviews. Nooyi’s legacy will live on well past her departure. 271 North 21st Street In 1978, after working for Johnson and Johnson, Nooyi applied to the Yale School of Management. In 2014, she was ranked at number 13 on the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. As one example, Nooyi wrote to the parents of her leadership team and visited their homes to create the personal connection. [10], She serves on the boards of Amazon[11] and the International Cricket Council. Watch their whole conversation. In addition to launching new product lines, she has helped transform the company’s corporate culture—the business provides a wide variety of products at different price points to expand the consumer base, and increasingly focuses on environmental sustainability and work/life balance for employees. She has embraced the promise of “Performance with Purpose”, built on the company's goals to help people live healthier lives, minimize environmental impact, and provide and safe, diverse workplace while providing opportunities for growth and development. [63], Nooyi was selected as one of the 2019 American Portrait Gala honorees by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. [17] In 1980, Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a strategy consultant,[18] and then worked at Motorola as Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning,[18] followed by a stint at Asea Brown Boveri. Nooyi served as CEO for 12 years, 7 years longer than the average CEO tenure at large companies according to an Equilar study. [57][58], Nooyi has been named 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group. Respecting your elders, studying hard to get good grades, and marrying at age 18 were widely thought to be women’s main duties. Cricket: While in India, she cricket for sport. Girl Band: Indra Nooyi played lead guitar in an all-girls’ band when she was younger in India. [12], Nooyi was born in Madras (now known as Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. Since its inception in 1965, PepsiCo has prided itself in its ability to evolve as tastes, trends, and lifestyles change across more than 200 countries and territories. Interesting Facts and Insights about Indra Nooyi. [64], In 2019 Nooyi received the Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute Awards Program. On 14 December 2013, she was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. [27] PepsiCo's annual net profit rose from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion. [92] Nooyi has two daughters and resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. She transformed the snacks, beverages, and restaurant divisions, which included KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and California Pizza Kitchen, by orchestrating the acquisition of popular brands like Tropicana, Quaker Oats, Gatorade, and Naked. Early Life and Education . She went to the Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. [42], In 2019, Nooyi became the co-director of the newly created Connecticut Economic Resource Center, a public-private partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. PepsiCo has worked toward empowering women and minorities by hiring diverse personnel to senior level positions. Indra Nooyiwas an okay, but very hard-working student from childhood. Citations for Medalists. [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. [33][34] In Fortune's Most Powerful Women List of 2015, Nooyi ranked 2nd. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born into a middle-class family in Chennai on October 18, 1955. Indra Nooyi is one of the top female executives in the United States, and the highest–ranking female executive of Indian descent. In 2008, she was elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. While attending Yale School of Management, Nooyi completed her summer internship with Booz Allen Hamilton. Many colleagues questioned why Nooyi had been hired to a senior level position given what they perceived to be her limited experience. Her initiative was backed up with ample funding. from IIM Calcutta in 1977 M.A. Brands. Indra Nooyi’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. PepsiCo chief executive officer Indra Nooyi came in at No. [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. The oil on canvas work created in 2019 by Jon R. Friedman was commissioned by the museum to be part of the collection. Her bachelor's education was also in Chennai, from the Madras Christian College. [95] South Indian Carnatic musician Aruna Sairam is Indra's aunt. 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: The conversation gave Nooyi the confidence she needed. She climbed trees, played cricket, and rocked out on her guitar in local halls as her parents watched from the front row. In 2013, Nooyi was named one of the "25 Greatest Global Living Legends" by NDTV. Indra Nooyi was born Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi on October 28 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. [96], In India, she used to play cricket and was also in an all-girl rock band, where she played guitar. 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. From April 2015 until April 2020, she was a director of Schlumberger Limited. PepsiCo has always been a company with a soul, Nooyi says, but it has now come out in a phenomenal way. 8 on Equilar’s top 100 highest paid CEOs list. Joining PepsiCo in 1994 was an incredible achievement—at the time no foreign-born person or woman was on the executive floor—but came with a slew of fresh challenges. [15], Nooyi received bachelor's degrees in physics, chemistry and mathematics from Madras Christian College of the University of Madras in 1974, and a Post Graduate Programme Diploma from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976. Philadelphia, PA 19103, Questions or concerns? Indian American Indra Nooyi served as the Chairman of Pepsico for 12 long years and stepped down in October 2018.; She is currently serving as a board member of US e-commerce giant Amazon. [51][52][53][54] In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. [43] She will help draft the state's new economic development strategy. 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. [8] Fortune ranked her the #1 in the list of Most Powerful Women in Business in 2009 and 2010. Earlier Life and Education Indra Nooyi born to a Tamil-speaking family in Madras (now known as Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. [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. [93] Forbes ranked her at the 3rd spot among "World's Powerful Moms" list. Coming to the U.S. was tougher financially than Nooyi had expected. That prepared her to thrive … Indra Nooyi is a business executive named as one of the world’s most powerful women by Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.. Born in India in 1955, she earned an MBA from Yale and made a series of upward career moves at various large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and Motorola before joining PepsiCo in 1994. Nooyi leads USIBC's Board of Directors, an assembly of more than 60 senior executives representing a cross-section of American industry. Indra Nooyi is chairman and former chief executive officer of PepsiCo. In the future, she would wear a sari to interviews at high-powered U.S. firms. A rebellious child brought up in a conservative family, Indra Nooyi moved to America in 1978 to study at Yale University. [79] She serves as a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, International Rescue Committee, Catalyst[80] and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Nagar. [81], In June 2016, she was part of the inaugural team on the Temasek Americas Advisory Panel. [91], Indra married Raj K. Nooyi, president at AmSoft Systems, in 1981. For her visionary leadership of PepsiCo, where her focus on global growth, nutrition and healthier products, science and engineering education and training, and the empowerment of women and girls positioned the food and beverage giant as a leading force in worldwide business and social responsibility. Nooyi stepped down from the company in early 2019, but during her tenure, sales increased by 80% and PepsiCo’s philanthropic and community initiatives expanded, leaving the company vastly more successful than when she joined. She was born in a Tamil-speaking family. Tricon included companies like Pizza Hut, KFC, and Taco Bell under its umbrella. The World Justice Project works to lead a global, multidisciplinary effort to strengthen the Rule of Law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity. Nooyi was the motivating force behind the divesture of PepsiCo’s fast food brands. [25] The $3.3 billion acquisition of Tropicana initially faced opposition from other PepsiCo executives and Wall Street critics. from Yale School of Management in 1978 School: Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Madras (now Chennai), India College: The Madras Christian College (MCC), Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka, Kolkata, West … Indra Nooyi, who served as the chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, is an inspiring and visionary leader for many reasons. [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. She studied at Holy Angels Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras. While in India, she worked as a product manager with a couple of reputable firms After completing her education at Yale, she joined the Boston Consulting Group … [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. [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. Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. The Franklin Institute [83], In June 2018, Nooyi joined the International Cricket Council Board as the organization's first independent female director. [29][38] In 2015, Nooyi removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi, furthering the shift towards healthier foods, despite lack of evidence of aspartame's harmful effects. Nooyi credits India’s pedigreed education system for picking out strong leaders. She was accepted and moved to the US for a Master’… 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. She is currently ranked among top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes. The Franklin Institute is open Wed-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. [48], In 2018, Nooyi was named one of the "Best CEOs In The World" by the CEOWORLD magazine. Nooyi attended Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras. She got her masters degree from Yale school of management. Her experience at Johnson & Johnson made her realize that she was still unprepared for the business world, and thus she decided to pursue further education. As a young girl, she played the guitar in a band and was also a member of an all-girls’ cricket team. Indra Nooyi: An Inspiring Female Leader. [47] By 2014, her total remuneration had grown to $19,087,832, including $5.5 million of equity. 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