When Indra Nooyi took over the reins of PepsiCo in 2006, she looked like a UFO.
She is the first woman to lead a global consumer goods giant.
Born in Madras into a middle-class family, she embodies the “American dream”.
Indra Nooyi, who is part of the first generation of women in her family to have studied and worked, arrives at the age of 20 in the United States to enter the Yale business school.
She studied as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and at BCG, before joining industry champions, the American Motorola and the European Asea Brown Boveri.
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UFO, it is also by the vision of the company it defends, more respectful of health and the environment.
Before taking over as head of PepsiCo (Lay's, Doritos), Indra Nooyi pushed for the takeover of Tropicana and Quaker Oats to rebalance the portfolio towards healthier products.
A dual challenge
When she becomes CEO, PepsiCo faces a double challenge: on one…
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