Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. She has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and has been a trailblazer in restructuring and expanding the PepsiCo family!
At PepsiCo, Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi has been the chief dealmaker for some of its most important acquisitions: she put together the $3.3 billion-dollar-deal for the purchase of the Tropicana orange-juice brand in 1998, and two years later was part of the team that secured Quaker Oats for $14 billion which became one of the biggest food deals in corporate history, and added a huge range of cereals and snack-food products to the PepsiCo empire. She was also responsible for the historic merger with PepsiCo's anchor bottlers and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history.
In 2007, Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi was honoured with the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India and in 2009 she was conferred with, the Barnard Medal of Honor, the highest award given by Barnard College, New York. She has also been named consistently in many reputed magazines, journals and reports across the world. She has been named as one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report; Fortune magazine has named her number one on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business consecutively from 2006 to 2010 and in 2014, she was ranked 13 in the list of Forbes World's 100 most powerful women. Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi worked with reputed companies such as Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company; Motorola; The Boston Consulting Group; Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd.
Today, Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi is one of the top female executives in the United States, and is also believed to be the highest-ranking woman of Indian heritage in corporate America.