The Inspiring Journey of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi

By First Posted: Jan 18, 2019 Fri 10:36 AM
The Inspiring Journey of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi
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Indra Nooyi is a motivating figure. She grasps out hope for all young women, especially those from developing countries. After all, her journey began in India back in the 1950s and 60s. She hailed from a middle-class family in Chennai and risked to dream big at a time when women's career choices were still mainly limited to correspondent and coach posts.

Indra Nooyi: A Biography records the life of this commercial go-getter. Indra Nooyi earned her management degree from IIM, Calcutta and was later accepted at the Yale School of Management. After completing her Master's Degree in Public and Private Management in 1980, she joined the Boston Consulting Group. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and since then, her rise has been swift. She became the company's CFO and led the tactical acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with the Quaker Oats Company. These creativities added a line of health food products to a company that has conventionally been associated with fun food.

Indra’s life from the early years in Chennai, to her struggles to establish herself in the corporate world, is very inspiring. The book-‘Indra Nooyi: A Biography’ follows her journey from the times she moved to the US, got married and sustained her steady rise till her current position as the CEO of the second largest food-and-beverage company in the world. Indra Nooyi: A Biography was published by Rajpal as a paperback in 2013.

At the age of 62, Nooyi rise to power has lit up a fire in every average soul that nothing is impossible for the determined and strong-willed person, the only thing being required is the determination.


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