Former Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi to join Amazon Board of Directors

Washington: On Monday, Amazon.com Inc said that it appointed former PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director, the second woman to be named to the board this month as part of the e-commerce giant’s efforts to increase diversity.

“We’re thrilled to have elected two new members to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, Roz Brewer and Indra Nooyi,” Amazon said in its announcement.

The company last year adopted a new policy to boost diversity and named Starbucks Corp’s Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer as a director earlier this month, making her the second black woman to serve on the board.

With Nooyi’s appointment, Amazon’s eleven-member board now has five women including Nooyi, Brewer, Jamie Gorelick, Judith McGrath and Patricia Stonesifer.

Nooyi will be part of the audit committee of Amazon’s board. She had stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo in October 2018 and as the chairman of the beverage-and-snack maker earlier this year. Nooyi has served as a director of Schlumberger Limited since April 2015.

(With inputs from Agencies)