The prestigious Yale School of Management is set to name its deanship in honour of PepsiCo’s India-born CEO Indra Nooyi as she gifted an undisclosed amount to her alma mater. She becomes the school’s biggest alumni donor.
- She is also the first woman to endow the deanship at a top business school.
- The gift will be used to inaugurate the Fifth Decade Innovation Fund, which is named in recognition of the fact that the school is entering its fifth decade; the first class entered the Yale School of Management in 1976.
- In this regard she became the “most generous graduate” of Yale School of Management in terms of lifetime giving to the school.
About Indra Nooyi
She is business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Nooyi was considered one of “The TopGun CEOs”. She was graduated from the Yale school in 1980.
- She serves as a member of the boards of US-China Business Council, US-India Business Council and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University.
- She is a past member of the Yale Corporation, the top governing board and policy-making body for the university and also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
Awards & Recognition:
- Forbes magazine ranked Nooyi on the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 lists of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
- Fortune magazine has named Nooyi number one on its annual ranking of Most Powerful Women in business for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2015.
- In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report.
- Forbes ranked her at the 3rd spot among World’s Powerful Moms.