Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Immigrant of the Day: Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (India)

Thumbnail Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born October 28, 1955 in India) is chair and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, the world's fourth-largest food and beverage company. Forbes magazine ranks Nooyi as number 5 on the 2007 list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. Forbes named Nooyi the #1 Most Powerful Woman in Business in 2006 and 2007 by Fortune magazine.

Nooyi received a Bachelor's degree from Madras Christian College in 1974, and entered the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She earned a master's degree in management from the Yale School of Management.

Nooyi started at The Boston Consulting Group, and moved to Motorola and ABB. Nooyi serves on the board of directors of several organizations, including Motorola, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Rescue Committee, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.


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