Indra Nooyi ’80 M.P.P.M.
Indra Nooyi is chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, which has the world’s largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands. Born in Madras, India, she received a B.S. from Madras Christian College and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. Following her graduation from the Yale School of Management, Ms. Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group, where she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects. She then held senior management positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri from 1986 until 1994, when she joined PepsiCo. She serves on the boards of Catalyst, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, The Consumer Goods Forum, PepsiCo, the U.S.-India Business Council, the U.S.-China Business Council, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Tsinghua University. Ms. Nooyi was appointed to the U.S.-India CEO Forum by the Obama Administration and is a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum. At Yale Ms. Nooyi is a member of the President’s Council on International Activities. She was named Successor Trustee in 2002.