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Indra Nooyi: 5 things you should know about ICC’s first independent female director


Indra Nooyi, the chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, best known for its Pepsi soft drinks, today named as the first independent female director of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Nooyi will join the world cricket body’s Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC independent chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment. Nooyi is one of the top female executives in the United States and is also believed to be the highest-ranking woman of Indian heritage in corporate America.

Here are following things thing you should know about ICC’s first independent female director:

ICC created the female director’s post in June 2017. ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar expressed happiness at welcoming Indira Nooyi and said the ways of working the ICC will be good, which is very important.

Nooyi looked very happy with this honour from the ICC and she said that she likes cricket very well. She believes that cricket teaches you teamwork and a good challenge.

Nooyi has been made an independent director for two years. However, after the completion of the term, he can be re-appointed, but he can remain in office for 6 consecutive years.

Indira Nooyi was born on 28 October 1955 in Madras. Nooyi took his education at the University of Madras. In 1994 he joined PepsiCo and in 2001 he became the company’s CFO. Subsequently, he was appointed company director and CEO in 2006. Nooyi’s name has been going on in the list of the world’s most powerful women from 2008 to 2017. According to a website, Indira Nooyi’s annual package is 194 million and she gets Rs 16 crore per month. Salary is available.

Nooyi’s first job after earning her degree was with Tootal, a British textile company. It had been founded in Manchester, England, in 1799, but had extensive holdings in India. After that, Nooyi was hired as a brand manager at the Bombay offices of Johnson & Johnson.