PepsiCo’s India-born former CEO Indra Nooyi has entered Amazon’s board of directors, the online retail giant has said.
Nooyi, who stepped down as CEO of Pepsico in October last year, is the second women of colour to be joined on the Amazon’s board of Directors.
Earlier this month, Starbucks executive Rosalind Brewer joined the Amazon Board.
“We’re thrilled to have elected two new members to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, Roz Brewer and Indra Nooyi,” Amazon stated in its announcement.
Nooyi would be a part of the audit committee.
She was Pepsico CEO from October 2006 to October 2018, where she also worked as the Chairman of its board of directors from May 2007 to February 2019.
She was chosen to PepsiCo’s board of directors and became its President and Chief Financial Officer in 2001, and handled leadership roles in finance, corporate strategy and development, and strategic planning after joining PepsiCo in 1994.
Nooyi has served as a director of Schlumberger Limited since April 2015.