Indra Nooyi, former Pepsico CEO, joins Amazon as new board member; second woman to be inducted on e-commerce board

Indra Nooyi, who will be part of the audit committee of Amazon's board, stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo in October 2018 and as the chairman of the beverage-and-snack maker earlier this year.

Reuters February 26, 2019 07:53:35 IST
Indra Nooyi, former Pepsico CEO, joins Amazon as new board member; second woman to be inducted on e-commerce board
  • Indra Nooyi is the second woman to be named to Amazon's board this month

  • Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks Corp’s Chief Operating Officer is the second black woman to serve on its board

  • Amazon’s eleven-member board now has five women

New York: Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it appointed former PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi as a director, making her the second woman to be named to the e-commerce giant’s board this month.

Earlier this month, the company named Starbucks Corp’s Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer as a director, the second black woman to serve on its board.

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

Indra Nooyi former Pepsico CEO joins Amazon as new board member second woman to be inducted on ecommerce board

A file photo of Indra Nooyi. AFP

The company last year said women and minorities are to be among its board nominees as part of a new policy to increase diversity on its board.

Nooyi, who will be part of the audit committee of Amazon's board, stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo in October 2018 and as the chairman of the beverage-and-snack maker earlier this year.

She has been granted 549 shares of common stock of the company, which will vest in three equal annual installments beginning on 15 May, 2020. The company’s shares closed at $1,633 on Monday.

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