Business Leader – “Indra Nooyi” GauravTaranekar 09PR001012B067
About Indra Nooyi Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi Born October 28, 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She completed her schooling from Holy Angels School, Madras BSc. in Chemistry from Madras Christian College and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Finance and Marketing from IIM Calcutta Indra Nooyi also holds a Master's Degree in Public and Private management from the Yale School of Management
Achievements CEO of PepsiCo; Ranked No.4 on Forbes magazine's annual survey of the 100 most powerful women in the world In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. In 2007, she was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India. Listed among Times 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008. Nooyi was named on Wall Street Journal's list of 50 women to watch in 2005
PepsiCo Executive Joined PepsiCo in 1994, was named president and CFO in 2001. On August 14, 2006, she was named the CEO of PepsiCo, becoming the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 42-year history.
Learnings Ambitions when she was a child :- She grew up with her parents telling that "I could achieve anything I set my mind to.” -This encouragement has shaped her approach in all work she has done Approach towards her ambition : - With determination and an eye to the future
Cont… “We can get ahead in the American corporate environment without sacrificing who we are culturally.” Quick decision making ability and sticking to the work until it get accomplished Being a woman, immigrant and colour made it thrice difficult for her to reach to this destination, but only mantra which she followed during the course of time was “working hard twice as the male counterpart”
Cont… Living up to the moment and enjoying every thrills coming on the way is the best strategy to go unhindered You can be a working mother and climb the corporate ladder while raising kids