2017 Forum Speakers

Indra Nooyi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PepsiCo Inc.
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PepsiCo’s Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi leads a global food and beverage portfolio of 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s right for people and the planet. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands Inc., the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats, the merger with PepsiCo's anchor bottlers and the acquisition of Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo's history. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 1994, Nooyi worked in senior leadership roles at Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company, Motorola and The Boston Consulting Group. She began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and at Mettur Beardsell Ltd., a textile firm. In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo board of directors, Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of U.S.-India Business Council, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She was appointed to the U.S.-India CEO Forum by President Obama’s administration. Nooyi holds a bachelor of science degree from Madras Christian College, a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and a master’s degree in public and private management from Yale University.