Indra Nooyi Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, one of the largest foods and beverages trade in the global world. She is an Indian-born American business officer presently. She is the top female official in the US and persistently holding the rank one position among the global 100 Most Powerful Women. She had a crucial role in creating diversification and broadening the horizon of the PepsiCo’s company name which in its initial days concentrated more on its soft drinks. She is known for her energy, hard work, and highly innovative mind, Nooyi has prospered to be called one of the topmost female officials throughout the globe arising out of a modest starting.
She comes from a middle-class household in Chennai. She was not a supporter of conservative normality of the society. As a brilliant student, she earned a seat for herself for MBA in IIM Kolkatta, placed with Johnson & Johnson. Later, she took admission in Yale School of Management to add value to her higher education and got a break to work with BCG Group, Motorola and also Asea Brown Boveri. Her hard work and efforts fetched her prominence as a renowned strategist and this brings offers to work from various eminent organizations inclusive of GE and PepsiCo. She certainly became a part of PepsiCo in the year 1994 and very soon rose to the position of CEO in the year 2006 with her endeavors. She owned a rebellious dash as a young lady and known for her wild acts.
As a working professional of PepsiCo, Nooyi is being praised to have directed the organization’ global strategy, domineering its comprehensive enlargement and reorganizing inclusive of the divestiture of its restaurants. Her move to acquire the Tropicana and the Merger with Quaker Oats organization was a turning point for the company. She was lucky to have the honor to receive the Padma Bhushan Award in the Year 2007 from the President of India. She is consistently ranked one on the Forbes magazine list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Fortune Magazine gave her the title Indra Noori No. 1 of its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business, for more than 5 years in a line from 2006-2010. She also got the title 2009 CEO of the Year by the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group.
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