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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi

Chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo
Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition Services
United States of America


Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and was named CFO in 2001. She was named President and CEO in 2006, replacing Steven Reinemund. Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of its into Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands. Nooyi also took the lead in the acquisition of Tropicana in 1998,[13] and the merger with Quaker Oats Company, which also brought Gatorade to Pepsi Co. In 2006 she became the fifth CEO in Pepsi Co's 44-year history.[14] She was named as the 3rd Most Powerful Woman in Business by Fortune in 2014. Since she started as CFO in 2001,[15] the company's annual net profit has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion.[16][17] Nooyi was named on Wall Street Journal's list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008,and was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008. Forbes named her the #3 most powerful woman in 2008. In 2014, she was ranked #13 by Forbes.Fortune ranked her the #1 most powerful woman in business in 2009 and 2010. On 7 October 2010 Fortune magazine ranked her the 6th most powerful woman in the world.In Fortune's Most Powerful Women List of September 15, 2015, Nooyi ranked 2nd. Nooyi's strategic redirection of Pepsico has been largely successful. She reclassified Pepsico’s products into three categories: “fun for you” (such as potato chips and regular soda), “better for you” (diet or low-fat versions of snacks and sodas), and “good for you” (items such as oatmeal). Her initiative was backed up with ample funding. She moved corporate spending away from junk foods and into the healthier alternatives, with the aim of improving the healthiness of even the “fun” offerings. In 2015, Nooyi removed aspartame from Diet Pepsi, furthering the shift towards healthier foods

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