Blog: Dean BestEx-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi gets seat on Amazon board

Dean Best | 26 February 2019

Former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has secured a high-profile directorship, with retail giant Amazon appointing the CPG veteran to its board of directors.

Amazon announced the hiring of Nooyi in an SEC filing yesterday (25 February). Alongside the board seat, Nooyi has also joined Amazon's board committee.

Nooyi left PepsiCo last year after more than a decade at the helm of the Lay's and Quaker owner and over two decades at the US food and beverage giant.

Her knowledge of not just the packaged food and beverage market but wider consumer goods industry will be important for Amazon as it continues to grow its own presence in FMCG, especially in grocery, a sector where it is becoming not just an important customer for manufacturers large and small but where it is slowly rolling out its own private-label products.

Earlier this month, Amazon added Rosalind Brewer, the COO of Starbucks and former CEO of warehouse retailer Sam's Club, to its board.

Timeline - the key moments of Nooyi's leadership of PepsiCo

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Sectors: Baby food, Cereal, Dairy, Multichannel, Snacks

Companies: PepsiCo

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