Indra Nooyi is next CEO of PepsiCo

Indra Nooyi, once described as one of the "most powerful women in America", has been named the next CEO of US multinational PepsiCo. She is the fifth CEO in PepsiCo's 41-year-old history.

An alumna of the Indian Institute of Management IIM-Calcutta (IIM-C), she brings with her vast and unique skills to the job.

Born in Chennai, India, she graduated in science from the Madras Christian College. After doing her MBA from IIM-C, she did her graduation in management from Yale University. Fortune magazine had named her among the "50 most powerful women in America". In 2005, Wall Street Journal named her in its list of 50 women to watch.

V J Philip, former principal of the Madras Christian College, where Nooyi studied chemistry and physics 30 years ago, remembers Indra as “always a go-getter who had the capacity to rally around people and get them excited”.

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