The introduction of the first female director was approved by the International Cricket Council in June 2017. Accordingly, on Thursday, February 9, 2018, Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, was appointed as the organisation’s first independent female director. Nooyi is supposed to join the Board by June 2018.
Nooyi is a global business icon, consistently ranked among the world’s powerful women by the Fortune magazine. As the head of PepsiCo, she is responsible for the global food and beverage portfolio, including brands, which generates more than $ 4 billion each in retail sales each year. Nooyi is also the chief behind an initiative called Performance with Purpose. It is PepsiCo’s impressive business strategy of integrating sustainability with financial performance.
ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar said, “We are delighted to welcome Indra to the ICC. To have some of Indra’s calibre is fantastic news for the global game”, as reported by the Times of India.
She has been appointed for a two-year term but can be reappointed for further terms, with a maximum of six years.
When asked about her views on being the first female director, Nooyi said, “I am thrilled to join the ICC as the first person to be appointed to this role. And I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, ICC’s incredible partners, and cricketers around the world to grow our sport responsibly and give our fans a new reason to follow every ball and shot.”