The global business leader Indra Nooyi appointed as ICC’s first independent female director
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 10-Feb-2018

Dubai, February 10: The PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, has been appointed as International Cricket Council’s (ICC) first independent female director. In a meeting on Friday, the appointment was unanimously confirmed. She is expected to join the board in June.

The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June 2017 as part of wide-ranging constitutional change aimed at improving the global governance of the sport.

“We are delighted to welcome Indra to the ICC. Adding another independent director – particularly a female – is such an important step forward in improving our governance. To have someone of Indra’s caliber is fantastic news for the global game – she is frequently recognized as one of the most influential people in business today, running one of the world’s biggest corporations,” ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said.

Nooyi is a global business leader, consistently ranked by Fortune Magazine among the World’s Most Powerful Women. As Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Mrs. Nooyi is responsible for a global food and beverage portfolio that includes 22 brands generating more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales, including Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi-Cola.

Nooyi, a cricket enthusiast is highly excited about her new role. “I love the game of cricket. I played it as a teenager and in college, and to this day, I cherish the lessons the game taught me about teamwork, integrity, respect, and healthy competition. I am thrilled to join the ICC as the first person to be appointed to this role,” she said.