Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (Businesswoman/TopGun CEO)
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Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi is an Indian-born American executive and is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Incorporated.
On August 14, 2006, Nooyi was named the successor to Steven Reinemund as chief executive officer of the company effective October 1, 2006. On February 5, 2007, she was named chairman of the board, effective May 2, 2007.
She is a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation. She serves as a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, and has served as Chairperson of the U.S.-India Business Council.
In 2009, Nooyi was considered one of "The TopGun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. In 2010 she was named #1 on Fortune's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women" and #6 on Forbes' list of the "World's 100 Most Powerful Women."
In this video clip, filmed at the 2011 Davos conference, she says she supports "forcing the numbers" to get a greater representation of women.
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