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.
“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.