Former CEO of Pepsi Indra Nooyi appointed as Amazon Board member

Former CEO of Pepsi Indra Nooyi appointed as Amazon Board member

On Monday, Amazon.com Inc has appointed former CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of PepsiCo Inc. Indra Nooyi as a director. Ms. Nooyi is the second woman to be named this month to the Amazon board as part of e-commerce giant’s aimed to increase diversity.

In 2018, Amazon.com Inc has adopted a new policy to develop diversity and named Starbucks Corp’s Chief Operating Officer Rosalind Brewer as a director, making her the second black women to serve on the Amazon board.

With Ms. Nooyi’s appointment, an eleven-member board of Amazon now has a total of five women members, including Indra Nooyi, Jamie Gorelick, Rosalind Brewer, Patricia Stonesifer, and Judith McGrath.

Ms. Nooyi will be a part of the audit committee of Amazon’s board, stepped down in October 2018 as the PepsiCo CEO and also as the Chairman, earlier this year.

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