Former PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi: “I feel a deep sense of gratitude for what this country has done for me"

Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, joined Bush Center President and CEO Ken Hersh in conversation after receiving the 2024 George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership at the 2024 Forum on Leadership.

The George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership is awarded annually to recognize leaders who have made an impact on the global community and have inspired others to take action to solve today’s pressing challenges. The honorees have demonstrated a sustained commitment to a cause and have become a model by which others are measured. They are passionate, value-driven, self-reflective, empathetic, humble, and servant leaders. 

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, where she led a push toward sustainable growth emphasizing more nutritious products, a smaller environmental footprint, and empowerment for employees and communities served. She has been recognized for her achievements by both the governments of the United States and India and has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. She’s a role model for women and immigrants and the author of My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future.

Watch the full Forum on Leadership here.