2012 Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business Award Gala

Feature Speaker


Every year the award committee selects a well-known person as the Outstanding 50 event featured speaker. Please scroll down for information about our previous featured speakers.

  • Indra Nooyi
    Indra Nooyi
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
Indra Nooyi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s right for people and the planet. It’s the company’s commitment to sustained growth with a focus on Performance, Human, Environmental and Talent Sustainability. In keeping with this commitment, PepsiCo is proud to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North Americ

As Co-Head of Global Capital Markets, Mr. Dhanda has introduced many notable new programs to the division. He was responsible for devising Global Capital Market’s Emerging Leaders Program, which he launched in the New York office in 2010 and has since introduced in London. Mr. Dhanda has worked on a number of critical transactions while at Morgan Stanley. He served a crucial role on Chrysler’s refinancing in May 2011. He served important roles in the General Motors IPO, Facebook IPO and Abbott Separation Financing.

In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of U.S.-China Business Council, U.S.-India Business Council, The Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Tsinghua University. She is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Successor Fellow of Yale Corporation and was appointed to the U.S.-India CEO Forum by the Obama Administration.

She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

Outstanding 50 Award Recipients

2013 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award Recipients are listed below.


2013 Outstanding 50 Award Brochure

2013 Outstanding 50 Award Video


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