Former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi joined the Amazon’s board of directors, after her 12 years of stint leading the food and beverage company, PepsiCo, as a chief executive officer. According to Amazon, Nooyi will serve on the board’s audit committee.
Nooyi, who hails from Chennai, India, joined PepsiCo in 1996 and served as its CEO from October 2006 to October 2018. During her tenure at the company, Nooyi in her capacity served various leadership roles — board of directors, became its president and also served as chief financial Officer.
Under her leadership role, PepsiCo had acquired the orange juice company Tropicana, and also lead oatmeal maker Quaker Oats merger. She was responsible for PepsiCo’s worldwide strategic planning function, including developing and coordinating business plans for its operating divisions.
Apart from boards of multinational companies, Nooyi is also an independent director of International Cricket Council, and also serves as Member of Board of Trustees of World Economic Forum.