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Leadership and Success: Conversation with Former PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi
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Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2006-2018) of PepsiCo. After being the driving force behind PepsiCo's success for 24 years, her leadership leaves a legacy of good financial positioning and enhanced work culture influenced by her life experiences. During her tenure, PepsiCo generated more than $1 billion in estimated annual retail sales in 22 brands. Indra was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo's pledge to do what's right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo focused on delivering sustained growth by making healthier and more nutritious products, limiting PepsiCo's environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering their associates and people in the communities PepsiCo serves.
Join Asia Society Texas Center for a conversation with Indra Nooyi about her career at the helm of one of the world's largest corporations, her experiences as an authentic and successful business leader, and her contributions and lasting legacy in the business arena. Indra Nooyi serves on the Asia Society Board of Trustees.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Program
About the Speaker
Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. As CEO, Indra was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo was focused on delivering sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint and protecting the planet, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves. Additionally, she 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. She also led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo, the merger with PepsiCo’s anchor bottlers, and the acquisition of the Russian company Wimm-Bill-Dann, the largest international acquisition in PepsiCo’s history. Prior to becoming CEO, Indra served as President and Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2001, when she was also named to PepsiCo’s Board of Directors. Previously she also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo; as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development; as well as PepsiCo’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning.
Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Indra spent four years at Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company, where she was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses. She has also worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive responsible for its automotive and industrial electronic group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at The Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Indra began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.
Indra served as a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors between 2001 and 2018. Currently, she serves as a member of the board of Amazon, where she sits on the Audit Committee, and Schlumberger Limited, where she is the Chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council, a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Indra has received many prizes, accolades, and honorary degrees over the years. In 2007, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan, the country’s 3rd highest civilian honor. In 2007, she was named an “Outstanding American by choice” by the U.S. State Department. She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Indra is married and has two daughters.
About the Moderator
Laura E. Arnold is Co-Chair of Arnold Ventures. The philanthropy’s core mission is to invest in evidence-based solutions that maximize opportunity and minimize injustice.
Until late 2006, Laura was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cobalt International Energy, L.P. in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, she was a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz in New York, New York.
Laura has a J.D. from the Yale Law School, an M.Phil in European Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from Harvard College. After law school, she clerked for the Hon. Judith W. Rogers in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Laura currently serves on the Stanford PACS Advisory Board and is a founding partner of the REFORM Alliance.
About the Women's Leadership Series
The Women's Leadership Series (WLS) celebrates influential, diverse women making a substantive impact in both the business and culture arenas, locally and globally.
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