Indra Nooyi Biography

Published On Aug 22, 2016
Facts of Indra Nooyi
Date of Birth: 1955 , October-28
Birth Nation: India
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Nooyi is married to her loving husband Raj K. Nooyi since a long time. Raj K. Nooyi is the President at AmSoft Systems and he has been in this post since 2002. He also served as the Manager at Hewlett-Packard Company for several years. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed two lovely daughters. Her nationality is American and she is of Indian ethnicity.

Nooyi received her formal education from Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras. After that, she got enrolled at Madras Christian College with a major in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. She finally earned her bachelor's degrees from there in 1974. She also attended Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) in 1976. She began her professional career in India since the mid 1970s. In 1976, she joined Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell and served them as a product manager for about two years. In 1978, she was offered admission to Yale School of Management with a major in Public and Private Management. She earned her master’s degree from there in 1980. In the late 1970s, she did an intern at Booz Allen Hamilton and in 1981 she was hired by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She also worked at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri in the early 1980s. In 1994, she was hired by PepsiCo and she became the president and CFO of PepsiCo in 2001. After she was named the CFO of PepsiCo, the annual profit of the company has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion. In 2006, she was named the CEO in Pepsi Co's 44-year history and she became the 5th CEO of this company. In 2011, she earned $17 million. This includes base salary of $1.6 million and a cash bonus of $2.5 million. She has been earning the annual salary of $18.6 million and her net worth is $144 million. She is now aged 60 years old.

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Born in Madras, Madras State, India

October 28 , 1955

One of the most influential and powerful woman in the world, Indra Nooyi was born as Indra Krishnamurthy at the end of 1955 in Madras, Madras State, India to Indian parents. She has two siblings and they are named as Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon and Narayan Krishnamurthy.

Graduated from Madras Christian College

1974

Nooyi received her formal education from Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Madras. After that, she got enrolled at Madras Christian College with a major in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. She finally earned her bachelor's degrees from there in 1974. 

Graduated from Yale School of Management

1980

She also attended Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) in 1976. In 1978, she was offered admission to Yale School of Management with a major in Public and Private Management. She earned her master’s degree from there in 1980.

Joined Johnson & Johnson and textile firm

1976

She began her professional career in India since the mid 1970s. In 1976, she joined Johnson & Johnson and textile firm Mettur Beardsell and served them as a product manager for about two years. After that she moved to United States. 

Joined Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

1981

In the late 1970s, she did an intern at Booz Allen Hamilton and in 1981 she was hired by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She also worked at Motorola and Asea Brown Boveri in the early 1980s. She worked there for several years. 

Joined PepsiCo

1994

In 1994, she was hired by PepsiCo and she became the president and CFO of PepsiCo in 2001. After she was named the CFO of PepsiCo, the annual profit of the company has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion. 

Got listed in the Wall Street Journal's list

2006

She is best known for being the present Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. For being the CEO of PepsiCo, she was listed in the Wall Street Journal's list of 50 women to watch in 2007. She was also listed in this list in 2008.

Was named the The World's 100 Most Powerful Women

2008

She has also been listed in the Forbes magazine's list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women several times in her life. In 2008, she was listed in this list for the first time in her life. She has been listed in this list since that year. 

Was named CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leader

2009

In 2009, she was named as the CEO of the Year. She was named this title by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group. That year, she was also honored by the Brendan Wood International, an advisory agency. They honored her as the The TopGun CEOs. 

Became the chairwoman of the US-India Business Counci

2008

In the early 2008, she was elected as the chairwoman of the U.S.-India Business Council. She is the leader of USIBC's Board of Directors and she represents 60 senior executives. That year, she also received the Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Earned $17 million

2011

In 2006, she was named the CEO in Pepsi Co's 44-year history and she became the 5th CEO of this company. In 2011, she earned $17 million. This includes base salary of $1.6 million and a cash bonus of $2.5 million.