Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (born October 28, 1955 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is the chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo, the world’s fourth-largest food and beverage company. On August 14, 2006, Nooyi was named the successor to Steven Reinemund as chief executive officer of the company. She was effectively appointed as CEO by PepsiCo’s board of directors on October 1, 2006. According to the polls Forbes magazine conducted, Nooyi ranks third on the 2008 list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Nooyi has been named the #1 Most Powerful Business Woman in the world in 2006 and 2007 by Fortune magazine. In 2008, Nooyi was named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report.