Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi known as Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive and the current chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo. She leads the second-largest food and beverage business in the world. She is one of the world’s most powerful women.

Born in 1955 in India, Nooyi joined Pepsico in 1994 and became CEO in 2006. This Padma Bhushan awardee is running such mega multinational company with subtle grace. Indra Nooyi and Padmasree Warrior represent the Indian women empowerment in world business level.

Indra Nooyi: Early Life

She was born on 28 October 1955 in Madras into a conservative middle-class family. Indra received her early schooling from the Holy Angels Anglo Indian higher Secondary School and graduated from Madras Christian College in 1974. She further continued her study in reputed institutions like IIM Calcutta and Yale School of Management.

This 61-year- business executive is 5’9″ tall with a height of 137 lbs. She likes to play guitar and watch a cricket match in free time. Don’t you find it interesting that our business diva is fond of music and used to play guitar in a band? She practices Hinduisms and pure vegan.

Indra found her soul mate in Raj K. Nooyi and the couple has two beautiful daughters. She always keeps her family at first and spends quality time with them.

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Caption: Indra Nooyi in public program


Indra Nooyi: Career

In her initial days, she worked with Mettur Beardsell and Johnson & Johnson. She also worked at the Boston Consulting Group for short periods. After few short experience with different companies, she worked as the vice president for Motorola for 4 years.

In 1994, she joined PepsiCo as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. She plays a crucial role in the growth and expansion of the company. Indra felt the importance of healthy snack to tap the changing food preferences of the consumers. She led the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oates. These moves proved to be highly profitable to the company.

Indra is excellent in making an aggressive strategy for the company and relentlessly pursue those goals. She became CEO of Pepsico in 2006 in recognition of her impressive work with the company. She is doing wonders for the company.

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Caption: Indra Nooyi with Narendra Modi


Indra Nooyi: Achievements and Awards

In the list of Forbes’ magazine world’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Indira is a regular name. She received the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2007. She won CEO of the year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group in 2009.

Indra Nooyi: Net Worth

The present estimated net worth of Indira is $ 151.8 Million. She earns $27 Million per year. She resides in a luxury home located in Greenwich and owns luxury cars like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Mini Cooper.