New York: Beverages major PepsiCo’s India-origin chief executive officer Indra Nooyi has been named as 2009 CEO of the Year by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group (GSCLG) for promoting socially responsible business practices.
The CEO of the Year award recognises industry leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in responsible corporate citizenship, the combat against global warming, involvement in social causes and creating jobs in America in a globalised economy.
Nooyi’s key contributions include promoting and supporting socially responsible business practices, including climate change, the GSCLG said in a statement.
US-based GSCLG is an association of senior supply chain executives, magazine editors, selected consultants and other supply chain thought leaders who come together to share and enhance their rich intellectual capital for the benefit of its members and their organisations.
Further, Nooyi was also instrumental in the company’s efforts to provide a wider portfolio of nutritious foods and beverages and her commitment to global citizenship was evidenced by her multi-year growth strategy, it said.
The award is presented to the individual who receives the highest aggregate ratings in leading, developing and maintaining sustainable, responsible business practices in its global operations.
Nooyi was named president and CEO of PepsiCo on 1 October, 2006, and assumed the role of chairman on 2 May, 2007. She has directed the company’s global strategy for more than a decade and led PepsiCo’s restructuring, the statement said.
“I am honoured that PepsiCo has received this recognition from the GSCLG. This award is a testament to the dedication of our 198,000 associates around the world who work tirelessly to grow our business and act as ethical and responsible citizens of the world,” Nooyi said.
Nooyi also features on the cover page of the July edition of Global Supply Chain Review, a publication of the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group.