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Indra Nooyi Presented with an Honorary Degree by Yale University

Published on May 24, 2019
Former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi was presented with an honorary degree by the prestigious Yale University, her alma mater.


  • The degree is to recognize her achievements in business and for being a global role model who encouraged women and girls to see themselves as top corporate executives.
  • She is celebrated for her leadership and her commitment to helping women achieve success.
  • She received a degree in Master of Public and Private Management from the university's Yale School of Management in 1980 and was presented with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
  • Nooyi was among 11 individuals to be presented with the honorary degrees for achieving distinction in their fields.

About Indra Nooyi:

  • In 2006, Nooyi became the first woman to helm the global food and beverage giant PepsiCo.
  • She stepped down in October 2 last year as PepsiCo's CEO, after 24 years with the company, the last 12 as CEO of the global beverage giant.
  • Nooyi was recently elected to the board of Amazon, on whose audit compensation committee she sits.
  • She is a member of the World Economic Forum board of trustees and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • She is also an independent director of the International Cricket Council and chair of the compensation committee at Schlumberger, an oilfield services company, on whose board she serves.
  • One of 25 women to have led a Fortune 500 company, Nooyi has appeared frequently on the Forbes and Fortune rankings of the world's most powerful women.


Q. Which Indian origin former PepsiCo chairman and CEO was presented with an honorary degree by the prestigious Yale University?
a. Kamala Nooyi
b. Sunita Nooyi
c. Parul Nooyi
d. Indra Nooyi

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