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Indra Nooyi

2021 Speaker

INDRA NOOYI is the former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2019); a Fortune 50 company with operations in over 180 countries. In this role, Nooyi 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. Prior to becoming CEO, Nooyi served in various leadership roles at PepsiCo beginning in 1994. Before that, she worked for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based industrials company, Motorola, and The Boston Consulting Group. Nooyi began her career in India, at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm. Nooyi served as a member of the PepsiCo board of directors between 2001 and February 2019. Currently, she is a member of the board of Amazon and sits on the audit committee. She serves on the global leadership board at edX, is a member of the international advisory council of Temasek, is an independent director of the International Cricket Council, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is also a Dean’s advisory council member at MIT’s School of Engineering and a member of the MIT Corporation. Nooyi has received numerous prizes, accolades and honorary degrees over the years, including the Padma Bhushan, India’s 3rd highest civilian honor, and was named an “Outstanding American by choice” by the US State Department. Nooyi sits on the review panel of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, is a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award nominating committee, and is a judge for the Templeton Prize for Science and Curiosity and the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award. @indranooyi