Amazon appoints former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to its board


E-commerce giant Amazon announced that it has appointed former PepsiCo Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Indra Nooyi, to its board of directors. Nooyi is one of the five women on Amazon’s 11-member board. 

Indra Nooyi
Indra Nooyi, appointed as the new member on Amazon’s board of directors, has 24 years of experience in her former company, PepsiCo.

Nooyi will be a part of the Seattle-based firm’s audit committee and has been given 549 shares from the common company stock. She was the first female CEO of PepsiCo and executed the role from October 2006 to October 2018, during which she introduced many healthy products in the food, beverage, and snack company. She also functioned as the chairperson of the company’s board from May 2007 to February 2019. 

Earlier this month, Amazon also appointed another member to its board – Rosalind Brewer, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Starbucks. 

Amazon had announced last year that it wishes to diversify the board and implement the ‘Rooney Rule’ to include qualified women and individuals from minor communities. While Nooyi is India-born, Brewer is an AfricanAmerican, and they are two of the five women on the board. 

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