Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was Born and brought up in India, she hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She is business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. According to Forbes, she is consistently ranked among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2013, she was ranked 10th in the list of Forbes World’s 100 most powerful women. She was educated at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras, before getting a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College in 1974.
She did her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976 and started her professional career as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson. After a couple of years of work experience in India, she decided to head to Yale School of Management in 1978 and get a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management. She is business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, the second largest food and beverage business in the world by net revenue. She changed 3 jobs in a span of 14 years, before ending up with PepsiCo in 1994.
She joined Pepsi as the Senior Vice-President (Corporate Strategy and Development) while rejecting her other offer from General Electric, under Jack Welch (the legendary CEO of GE), by keeping faith on the words of the then CEO of PepsiCo Wayne Calloway. Calloway supposedly told her, “Jack Welch is the best CEO I know, and GE is probably the finest company. But I have a need for someone like you, and I would make PepsiCo a special place for you. ” Well he did keep his word, and Pepsi has indeed been a special place for Indira. http://articles. economictimes. indiatimes. com/2007-02-07/news/28471801_1_indra-nooyi -nandan-nilekani-personal-side