25 Facts About Indra Nooyi

1. Indra Nooyi said, "When other PepsiCo executives continued to question the $3.3 billion acquisition at a final meeting, Roger and I just told them, 'We are going to do it'".

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2. Indra Nooyi got around the restrictions by marketing Stayfree pads to young women directly, at schools and colleges.

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3. Indra Nooyi went on to earn a master's degree in business administration, majoring in finance and marketing, at the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, one of just two business schools in India at the time, finishing in 1978.

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4. Indra Nooyi broke the mold in India's society, which was still defined by strong gender roles.

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5. Indra Nooyi was one of the few foreign-born executives of either gender in top US corporate ranks.

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6. Indra Nooyi still recalls the moment when her parents surprisingly agreed to let her move to New Haven, Connecticut in 1978.

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7. Indra Nooyi was born as Indra Krishnamurthy on 28 October 1955.

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8. Indra Nooyi announced on Monday that she will step down from Pepsi.

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9. Indra Nooyi finds it important to maintain a strong relationship with her own parents.

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10. Indra Nooyi was born in Chennai, India, and moved to the United States in 1978.

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11. Indra Nooyi continued the strategy of making PepsiCo a well-balanced consumer-products company that was less reliant on sales of its flagship soft drinks.

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12. Indra Nooyi assumed the title of CEO in October 2006 and the next year became chairman of the board as well.

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13. In 1994 Indra Nooyi joined PepsiCo as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development.

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14. Indra Nooyi said Smith is an asset to the state, as well.

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15. Indra Nooyi is embracing her role as a recruiter for Connecticut, saying she and Smith will gladly make pitches to companies to relocate here.

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16. Indra Nooyi ascended to the CEO's office at PepsiCo in 2006 after 12 years with the company and is credited with being the catalyst for a company-wide initiative to reduce the sugar and sodium content in Pepsi-branded beverages and snacks.

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17. In December 2016, Indra Nooyi joined a business forum assembled by Donald Trump to provide strategic and policy advice on economic issues.

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18. Indra Nooyi leads USIBC's Board of Directors, an assembly of more than 60 senior executives representing a cross-section of American industry.

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19. Indra Nooyi served as CEO for 12 years, 7 years longer than the average CEO tenure at large companies according to an Equilar study.

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20. In 1980, Indra Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group, and then held strategy positions at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri.

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21. Indra Nooyi was born to a Tamil-speaking family in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

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22. Indra Nooyi has been the Chairman of the Board of PepsiCo, Inc since May 2, 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 1, 2006.

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23. Indra Nooyi has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo's restructuring, including the 1997 divestiture of Tricon, now known as Yum! Brands.

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24. In 1978, Indra Nooyi was admitted to Yale School of Management where she earned a master's degree in Public and Private Management in 1980.

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25. Indra Nooyi has been quick to spot trends and improve manufacturing efficiency.

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