PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi joins Amazon's Board of Directors

     
March 1, 2019
WASHINGTON: PepsiCo's former India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has joined Amazon's board of directors. Nooyi had stepped down from her Pepsico position in October last.

"We're thrilled to have elected two new members to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, Roz Brewer and Indra Nooyi," Amazon said in a statement on month-end. Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer too joined the Board last month. Nooyi would be a member of the audit committee.

She was Pepsico CEO from October 2006 to October 2018, where she also served as the Chairman of its board of directors from May 2007 to February 2019. She held roles in finance, corporate strategy and development and strategic planning. PepsiCo is the second largest food and beverage business in the world.

Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American Tamil business executive and has ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women.

Last year, the International Cricket Council had announced Nooyi would join the ICC Board as its first independent female director.

These were her parting words to the PepsiCo staff: As I Step Down...Dear Fellow Associates, As I sat down to write this note—my last as CEO—I felt a surge of emotions. All of you—my PepsiCo family—have held a special place in my heart since the day I joined this...Twelve years ago, we embarked on a journey at PepsiCo that we call Performance with Purpose. Since then, much has changed—at PepsiCo and around the world—but the underlying principles behind...I took the helm of PepsiCo in 2006 and I feel so privileged and humbled for the role I’ve had the chance to play. I’ve faced many challenges over the years – as we all do – but with inspiration from...

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